Common Knee Injuries
Many jobs require a lot of physical activity, and even office workers may experience knee injuries at the office or during a company hosted event. For active employees, knee injuries can be extremely restrictive in their everyday activities and require time away from work for recovery, and the cost of corrective surgery and other treatments following such accidents are likely to be significant as well.
Fortunately, workers’ compensation exists specifically to provide financial assistance to individuals who are hurt while at the workplace or during a work-related activity. You have a right to benefits that will cover your medical costs and provide supplemental income when you are unable to work, but it can be a challenge to recover aid without the help of a skilled Des Moines workers’ compensation attorney.
Types of Injuries
Injuries to the knee are typically caused by sudden twisting movements, accidents which move the joint unnaturally, and forceful impacts to the knee area. The following are some of the more common problems that develop in the soft tissue of the knee:
- ACL tears
- MCL problems
- PCL injuries
- Torn meniscus
Orthopedic surgery is expensive, and you should not have to bear these costs if your knee injury was sustained in the workplace.
If you have sustained a knee injury at work or during any work-related activity, the experienced Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., will work tirelessly to help you with your claim, whether in the initial filing or the appeal of a denial. Contact us at 877-327-2600 today.