Knee Injuries Sustained on the Job

The knee is the largest joint in the body with many components, making it particularly susceptible to injury. Knee injuries are common in the workplace, especially for workers with physically demanding jobs. Some types of workers who are at higher risk of sustaining a knee injury include:

Types of Knee Injuries

If you suffered a knee injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. The Philadelphia work injury lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. are experienced in handling workers’ compensation cases involving various types of knee injuries, including:

Meniscus tears: The meniscus is a piece of cartilage between the femur and tibia that cushions the knee joint. Tears to the meniscus are quite common, especially among older workers because the meniscus weakens over time. Meniscus injuries may require physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injections and even arthroscopic surgery.

Chondromalacia Patellae: This type of injury often occurs after a worker suffers a fall and lands directly on the knee, damaging the cartilage that covers the patellae. The cartilage can also soften and deteriorate over time with overuse. Common hondromalacia patellae treatment options include physical therapy including leg strengthening exercises and arthroscopic surgery.

Ligament injuries: A worker may suffer various ligament injuries, including those to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the medical collateral ligament (MCL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Those who suffer ligament injuries may experience a sudden pop, severe pain and inability to put weight on the joint. Treatments include ice, compression, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and reconstructive surgery.

Dislocated or fractured kneecaps: A worker may dislocate or fracture his or her kneecap during a fall. Blunt force trauma may cause the kneecap to dislocate or the patella to break. Workers who experience this type of injury often experience severe pain and are unable to place weight on the injured joint. The vast majority of dislocations are treated non-surgically, however fractured kneecaps often require extensive physical therapy.

Worsening of a preexisting condition: Workers who suffer knee injuries after being involved in a workplace accident are not the only ones eligible for compensation. Workers who have preexisting conditions such as osteoarthritis may experience a worsening of their condition due to their jobs. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act allows for compensation for preexisting conditions that are exacerbated by work conditions.

Compensation for Work-Related Knee Injuries

Workers are often unaware that they have sustained a knee injury until it is serious. Therefore, it is important to report workplace accidents as soon as possible, even if no pain is immediately present. In Pennsylvania, workers are required to give their employers notice within 120 days of the accident to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers who experience a worsening of their preexisting condition should also report it to their employers as soon as they become aware of it or else they risk being denied benefits.

Pennsylvania workers who suffer knee injuries may be entitled to workers’ compensation for their injuries, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages, temporary and permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation. Workers may also receive compensation for reasonable and necessary expenses related to their work injury such as mileage reimbursement for trips to and from doctor’s appointments. It is important that injured workers contact an experienced work injury attorney who can help them meet all applicable deadlines and pursue maximum compensation for their injuries.

Philadelphia Work Injury Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Seek Compensation for Workers with Knee Injuries

If you suffered a work-related knee injury, contact a Philadelphia work injury lawyer at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. We are committed to providing injured workers with experienced, comprehensive legal representation in their workers’ compensation claims. We represent injured workers in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and throughout Pennsylvania. Call us at 888-PITT-LAW or complete our online contact form to arrange a free consultation.

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