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In Need Of A Knee Injury Attorney?
At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyers know how important healthy knees are to construction workers and office staff alike. They are an important part of the skeleton, designed to provide stability and support the weight and mobility of the person to which they belong.
Unfortunately, they also account for one of the most common workplace injuries throughout the U.S. Last year, the National Safety Council reported 66,650 knee injuries in the private sector alone — which excludes federal, state, and local government employees — that involved lost time from work, for an average of 18 days out of work per knee injury.
If you have suffered a knee injury at work in North Carolina, you are not alone.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), knee injuries are among the most frequent complaints for workers’ compensation that doctors see each day, regardless of the type of work — including office, truck driving, or nursing.
Our Mecklenburg County workers’ compensation attorneys know that knee injuries can occur from repetitive movement, or one-time injury incidents like slips or falls. No matter how yours occurred, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that will allow you to get the medical treatment you need.
Ask us how we can help you get your life back.
Help is only a phone call away if you or a loved one was injured at work in North Carolina. For a free legal consultation concerning a work-related knee injury in Charlotte or its surrounding suburbs, contact the Ramsay Law Firm online, or call us today at (704) 376-1616.
Are Workplace Knee Injuries More Common in Certain Industries?
While knee injuries can occur during any type of employment, workers in certain industries, whose jobs require constant use of their knees, may have the highest probability of workplace knee injuries.
Those workers include, but are not limited to:
- Athletes, including NFL, NBA, MLB, and MLS Players
- Construction Laborers, including Masons, Drywallers, and Carpet/Floor Layers
- Healthcare, Nursing and Ambulatory Staff
- Hospitality Workers, including Housekeepers and Maintenance
- Manufacturing, Stock, and Material Movers
- Trade and Transportation, Retail and Truck Drivers
You do not have to work in an industry where your knees see significant stress to suffer a knee injury. No matter how your knee injury occurred, if it happened at work, you may be eligible to pursue workers’ compensation in North Carolina.
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What are the Most Common Causes of North Carolina Workplace Knee Injuries?
Since the knees are an integral part of most workers’ movements each day, there are multiple ways they can suffer injuries during everyday employment.
Common causes of workplace knee injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Slip and Fall Incidents
- Falls From Heights
- Tripping Incidents
- Sudden Movements or Twisting Motions
- Objects Striking the Knee
- Machinery Malfunctions
Workplace knee injuries can lead to significant physical limitations that leave North Carolina employees out of work for weeks, months, or permanently. If you have suffered a knee injury at work and are receiving resistance instead of benefits from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, contact the Ramsay Law Firm today for help.
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What are the Most Common Types of Workplace Knee Injuries in North Carolina?
Because the knee is made up of so many moving parts, including tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and bones, injuries can range from strains that require rest to osteoarthritis that can require a complete knee replacement.
According to the AAOS, common workplace knee injuries may result in:
- Cartilage Damage
- Fractures of Condyles
- Meniscus Tears
- Patella Fractures
- Tendon Injuries
- Torn Ligaments, including ACL or MCL Tears
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis that can occur from repetitive movements required in certain occupations or develop from an injury to the soft tissue inside the knee.
A senior study author Dr. David Hunter, who leads the Institute of Bone and Joint Research, said in a news release “Knee osteoarthritis is a leading cause of loss of work and disability worldwide and can necessitate invasive surgery including total knee replacement.”
When any of these injuries occur, workers can require prolonged medical treatment, including rehabilitation and therapy that leads to extensive time away from work. Without the proper workers’ compensation benefits, their very livelihoods can be at stake. We want to help.
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What Type of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can I Pursue for a Knee Injury in North Carolina?
The average cost in medical expenses and lost wages of a workplace knee-injury worker’s compensation claim is $32,622, according to data from the National Safety Council (NSC).
Workers’ compensation benefits are generally determined by:
- Severity and Classification of the Injury
- Medical Expenses
- Wage Loss from the Injury
Our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys know that your knee injury is unique, which is why we are dedicated to helping our North Carolina residents pursue real results through customized legal representation that ensures they are pursuing the benefits they need to get their lives back.
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Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina for a Free Consultation
At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys in Charlotte have 60+ years of combined experience producing personalized results for clients just like you.
Call us at 704-376-1616 or contact us online to allow our skilled team of lawyers and support staff to handle each detail of your case, so you can focus on your recovery.
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