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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
  • Lifting
  • Carrying heavy objects
  • Walking / standing on unsteady surfaces
  • Climbing
  • 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!

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