Washington Workplace Knee Injury Attorneys
If you are in need of a total knee replacement (TKR) due to a work-related injury, our L&I attorneys can help you get the compensation and medical benefits you deserve.
Have You Suffered From A Workplace Knee Injury?
Slip and falls, hard impacts, unnatural turning or stopping, and other normal workday activity can lead to long-term knee pain, or in some cases, a major workplace knee injury that requires surgery.
If you have suffered a workplace knee injury, you are covered by your company’s insurance and are entitled to monetary compensation. If you think your knee injury is work-related, you should report it to your employer as soon as possible. After alerting your employer of the injury, you should then consult a physician and an experienced work injury (L&I) attorney about your claim.
In extreme cases, the injury will require a total knee replacement and your employer is liable for the cost associated with this procedure.
If a total knee replacement is necessary, Washington Law Center looks to cover all costs related to surgery including lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other financial challenges that could arise. Our legal team handles your claim while navigating the red tape, contact us today.
Do You Need a Total Knee Replacement?
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 lead to a total knee replacement include:
These symptoms are known to cause damage to your knees while on the job. These symptoms can add up after years of repetitive work and can cause serious internal damage.
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Workplace Knee Injury and Total Knee Replacement FAQs
What Jobs Usually Have the Highest Number of Knee Injuries?
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:
- Construction Workers
- Delivery People
- Auto Mechanics
- Loading Dock Workers
- Nurses & Doctors
- Waiters & Waitresses
- Flight Attendants
- Retail Employees
What is the Proper Treatment for Workplace Knee Injuries?
Most workplace knee 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:
- Resting and keeping weight off of the knee
- Elevating the knee to reduce swelling
- Alternating ice & heat to reduce the bruising around the affected area
- Compression to restrict any unnecessary movement
- Whirlpool treatment
How Long Does Pain Last After Total Knee Replacement?
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:
- The average hospital stay for a total knee replacement is 3-5 days.
- Total knee replacement recipients will return to most activities with 3 months.
- Swelling and inflammation in your knee joint and surrounding tissue can last for 3-6 months.
- A full recovery from a TKR can take anywhere from 6 month to 1 year to recover fully.
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.
How Long Does A Total Knee Replacement Last?
If your job has put you in a situation that ultimately caused enough damage for you to need a total knee replacement, you’re likely wondering how long your total knee replacement will last as you’d like to not have to incur this same type of invasive surgery again. Current data suggests that you have a chance that your artificial joint will last 10 years, and 80-65% that your TKR will last 20 years.
What If You’ve Had Complications After Your Total Knee Replacement?
If you’ve already had a total knee replacement and you’re now experiencing complications, you potentially have a case against your surgeon or health care provider.
Common risks and side effects associated with knee replacement surgery can include:
- Infection (which potentially could require another surgery)
- Loss of range of motion or movement
- Nerve damage
- Pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the legs)
- Chronic stiffness and/or pain
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may be eligible for a medical malpractice lawsuit and should contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Washington Law Center for your free case review today.
Case Results From Past Work (L&I) Injury Clients
The injury attorneys of Washington Law Center have spent years handling Labor & Industries (L&I) and work injury cases. We are skilled at helping workers with debilitating injuries receive proper compensation or injury pensions should they no longer be able to work.
$1,900,000 – Injury Pension for Physical and Mental Health Impairments
Injury pension paid at nearly $60,000 per year for a client with significant physical and mental health impairments.
$1,100,000 – Injury Pension for Injured Worker
Expected injury pension paid at $24,000 per year to an injured worker for an expected 46 more years.
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OVER $100 MILLION AWARDED TO OUR CLIENTS BY VERDICT, SETTLEMENT, INJURY PENSION OR JUDGMENT