Knee damage is one of the most difficult injuries to recover from, due to the knee being the largest joint and most weight-bearing area of the body.
It’s extremely vulnerable to injuries because it has various components (bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage). When it comes to the workplace, knee injuries can arise from one-time accidents and repetitive use over time, chronic pain to the joint.
Types of Knee Injuries We Represent
- Tendon and muscle damage
- Ligament tears and sprains
- Torn cartilage
- Broken Bones
- Impact from slips and falls
- Impacts with hard surfaces
Symptoms of Knee Injuries
- Distracting pain
- Tenderness to the area
- Difficulty walking and moving
- Not able to stand
Because walking and stepping places direct pressure on the knee, injuries to this area prevents employees from working at optimal performance. They may find their mobility is greatly affected and cannot perform their duties as quickly and efficiently as before. Knee injuries also often result in surgeries, which keeps employees off their feet for long periods of time. Unfortunately, some cases of knee damage can last a lifetime, no matter how many procedures a person goes through.
Although knee injuries can happen in any profession, we commonly see this type of damage among construction workers, nurses, athletes, mechanics and restaurants workers. If you’ve been injured on the job and have a knee injury, contact our lawyers at Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys. We’ll help you file your workers’ comp claim correctly, receive medical attention and get the benefits you deserve.