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McLean County Workplace Knee Injury Attorney

Rushville workers' compensation attorneys for knee injuries

Workers' Comp Lawyers for Knee and Leg Injury Claims in Bloomington, Springfield, Champaign, and Peoria

A work injury can have a huge impact on a person's ability to perform their job, as well as their overall health and well-being. Knee injuries can be especially problematic since they can affect a person's mobility and make it impossible to continue working in certain occupations. Workers who have suffered knee injuries due to workplace accidents or job-related activities can receive workers' compensation, and a knowledgeable attorney can ensure that these benefits are paid out properly.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have more than 40 years of experience representing victims of workplace injuries. Our lawyers have helped injured workers obtain a total of over $100 million through workers' comp claims and personal injury lawsuits. We can provide the legal help and representation you need, and we will work to make sure you receive the benefits you deserve. With our help, you can be sure the costs of your medical treatment will be fully covered, and we will help you pursue temporary or permanent disability benefits that address the loss of income due to your injury.

Common Types of Knee Injuries

While people in any industry can suffer knee injuries, some professions are more likely to experience these types of issues. Construction workers, plumbers, painters, and other manual laborers may suffer knee injuries due to regular motions such as kneeling, squatting, crawling, or lifting heavy items. Knee injuries can also occur in workplace accidents, including on-the-job vehicle accidents and factory accidents. These injuries may include:

  • Sprains and dislocated joints - Falls, being struck by an object or a piece of machinery, or sudden twisting of the leg and knee can cause injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. A dislocated kneecap or knee joint can be incredibly painful and cause damage to the surrounding nerves and blood vessels. These injuries may also result in torn ligaments such as the ACL or MCL or damage to the cartilage in the knee.
  • Fractures - An impact with an object or vehicle can lead to a broken kneecap or fractures in other bones in the leg. These fractures can be very painful, and corrective surgery may be needed to repair the damage to the bones.
  • Repetitive stress injuries - Regular motions performed while working can cause inflammation of knee muscles or small tears in tendons and ligaments. A person may also experience bursitis due to the inflammation of the sacs of fluid around the knee. These injuries can lead to significant pain, swelling, and restrictions in range of motion.
  • Arthritis - Deterioration of cartilage and other tissues in the knee can lead to osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis, which can cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation. This type of arthritis often occurs when a person had previously experienced a knee injury.

In some knee injuries, a person may be able to recover by avoiding physical activities and using medications or other methods to reduce swelling. In more serious cases, arthroscopic surgery may be performed to correct damage to the knee joint, or a person may need an artificial knee replacement. Physical therapy may also be needed to restore range of motion and strengthen leg muscles.

When a knee injury occurs because of a workplace accident, a person will be eligible for workers' compensation, which will cover the costs of medical treatment and provide disability benefits to address any loss of income. Workers' comp benefits also apply to other types of knee injuries that are related to the work a person performs, such as damage to muscles, tendons, or ligaments that build up over time due to repetitive motions.

Contact a Decatur Knee Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a work-related knee injury, our attorneys can help you file a workers' compensation claim and ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. We will also investigate your case and determine whether you can make a third-party claim against anyone else who may have been responsible for your injury. Contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a complimentary consultation today. We provide legal help with worker's comp cases in McLean County, Peoria, Tazewell County, Champaign, McDonough County, Rushville, Decatur, Sangamon County, Pekin, Macomb, Champaign County, Schuyler County, Peoria County, Springfield, Quincy, Macon County, Adams County, Bloomington, and throughout Illinois.

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