Torn Knee Ligaments from Workplace Accidents
The knee is the human body's largest weight bearing joint. There are
four ligaments in the knee. When a tendon rips or ruptures, you will not
be able to extend or straighten your knee easily. Knee injuries are common
in the construction field or in any other field that requires manual labor.
If you are suffering from a torn knee ligament injury that is work-related,
speak with our Cobb County workers' compensation lawyers to learn
how we can help you file a workers' compensation claim.
Knee injuries can be caused by:
- Regular stopping, kneeling, squatting and stooping
- Severe twists or falls
- Carrying heavy objects
- Walking / standing on unsteady surfaces
- Muscle strain due to poor ergonomics
After sustaining a torn knee ligament, it is imperative that you be examined
by an orthopedic specialist immediately. Being examined by a doctor as
soon as possible after an injury and having the medical records to support
your claim can make a difference between an approved claim and a denied
one. Don't jeopardize your settlement by postponing medical treatment.
Knee injuries can cause long periods of disability and/or permanent damage,
if left untreated.
Why Work with a Cobb County Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Knee injuries not only cause intense pain, they can also result in inability
to work and financial hardship. If you sustained a knee injury on the
job, you could be entitled to workers' compensation. You must keep
in mind, however, that most insurance companies will aggressively fight
your claim to save money. This is why you need an experienced workers'
compensation attorney on your side to represent your rights and to help
you obtain 100% of the damages you need.
At Herbert Chestnut & Associates, we have two decades of legal experience
and can supply you with a
free case evaluation. We always take the necessary time to get to know our clients and work
with them personally through the claims process.
For more information,
call our office
at (770) 285-5542!