Work Injury: Knee Problems and Injuries
A work related knee injury can be devastating. The knee is one of the most important joints in the body. The knee is the largest joint in the body. The knee joint connects the femur (thigh bone) to the fibula and tibia (shin bone). The connection is made by a series of ligaments, tendons and muscles. The knee is primarily comprised of the following:
- Patella (knee cap)
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament
- Lateral Collateral Ligament
- Lateral Meniscus
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament
- Medial Collateral Ligament
- Medial Meniscus
- Quadriceps Tendon
- Patellar Tendon
- Lateral Patellar Retinaculum
- Iliotibial Band (I.T.B.)
- Hamstring Tendon
If any one of these structures of the knee is injured while you are working it may cause serious physical problems. Knee regularly injuries happen at work. A knee might be injured by a direct blow to the knee, bending of the knee, when a person falls on his knee, abnormal twisting, repetitive motion of the knee and many other mechanisms. A knee injury can cause your knee to feel weak, numb, tingly, or might change the appearance of your knee (your knee might look blue, pale, swollen, etc.).
If you have suffered a knee injury at work, do not simply assume everything will be okay. Knee injuries are serious and required medical attention. See a trusted physician right away.
Do I need a workers comp lawyer?
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd. have been helping injured workers with knee related injuries for over 35 years. Our principle office is located in Springfield, Illinois. We maintain offices throughout central Illinois, including Lincoln, Decatur and Champaign-Urbana. We also have offices in Rockford and Chicago.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers have experience with knee injuries including sprains, strains, ligament tears, breaks (fracture), dislocations, and many other knee related injuries. These injuries might be acute (caused by a specific identifiable trauma) or might develop over time (repetitive movement). Either way, a work related knee injury is devastating and has the potential to keep an employee away from work.
Our attorneys fully understand the Workers' Compensation Act, and will help you to understand your rights under the Act. The Workers' Compensation Act has provisions intended to help expedite recovery of total temporary disability payments (workers' comp payments), provisions intended to force an uncooperative insurance company to approve a related surgery and many other mechanisms designed to make sure you are not taken advantage of by the workers comp insurance companies. Our attorneys are familiar with these legal tools and will use them to help you recover the workers' compensation benefits you need.
The Law Offices of Frederick W. Nessler & Associates, Ltd. has been helping injured workers for over 35 years. We will help you recover the compensation you need, and provide you with the representation you deserve. We pride ourselves in keeping an open line of communication with our clients, so the client is fully apprised of the status of the client’s workers’ compensation claim. We will aggressively pursue your claim. You will not owe us anything, unless your case is settled or won.
Contact one of the workers’ compensation lawyers at Nessler & Associates by calling (217) 698-0202 or by pressing the tell us about your injury button below.