Slip and falls, hard impacts, unnatural turning or stopping and much more of a normal workday can lead to long-term knee pain, or in some cases, a major knee injury which requires surgery. If you’ve suffered an on-the-job knee injury, you are covered by your company’s insurance and are entitled to monetary compensation. In extreme cases the injury you’ve suffered at work will require a total knee replacement. Your employer is liable for the cost associated with this procedure.
When you have total knee replacement surgery, your company’s workers’ compensation benefits will cover any medical bills. They will also pay for your physical therapy, out of pocket expenses and lost wages while you are unable to work.
Physical symptoms that can lead to a total knee replacement can include, but are not limited to:
If you think that you’ve suffered a workplace knee injury you should report it your employer as soon as possible. After alerting your employer of the injury, you need to consult a physician and an experienced occupational injury attorney about your claim.
The attorneys of Washington Law Center have spent years handling workplace injury cases. We are skilled at helping employees get the proper level of reimbursement for this debilitating injury. We look to cover all costs related to the surgery including lost wages, pain and suffering and any other financial challenges that could arise from total knee replacement. Our team will handle your claim while navigating the red tape.
Occupations where employees spend a majority of the day on their feet can lead to unnatural turning or stopping, abnormal side to side movements, repetitive motions and more. This is generally found, but not limited to, these types of jobs:
Most workplace injuries are minor strains and sprains to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the knee. More serious injuries can lead to a total knee replacement. This is generally the last resort.
Many common treatments for minor knee injuries include:
If you’ve received a total knee replacement as the result of a workplace injury, you may be wondering when you’ll be able to get back to work again.
Here are some important timelines when it comes to how long you’ll be dealing with a total knee replacement:
Our attorneys will work hard to ensure that you are compensated for any work that you miss, as well as any additional costs that are associated with your total knee replacement.
Common risks and side effects associated with knee replacement surgery can include:
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be eligible for a medical malpractice lawsuit and should contact the medical malpractice attorney of Washington Law Center for your free case review today.