Knee Injury Lawyers
Used for every activity including sitting, standing, walking and running, the knee is the largest and most complicated joint in the human body. Given its unique ability to rotate and twist with movement, the knee is susceptible to a multitude of injuries. In the workplace, knee injuries are among the most common, next to back injuries. Thus, if you have suffered an injury on the job, it’s imperative that you seek the guidance of an experienced knee injury lawyer to obtain the medical and wage benefits that you deserve.
Consider the following types of knee injuries:
- Tibia fractures
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PLC) tears
- Fibula fractures
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Meniscus tears
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Patellar tendon tears
- Knee dislocation
While the majority of the above-mentioned knee injuries are a result of direct force or impact trauma, sprains and contusions are also common as a result of tension applied to the knee joint. Yet, there is also the risk of overuse knee injuries, including tendinopathy, iliotibial band syndrome and bursitis. Given the number of knee-related injuries and symptoms, the risk and burden of these injuries are high, often having long-term effects.
The experienced team at Wern Lawyers in North Charleston devotes their professional lives to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. If you’ve sustained a knee injury at your workplace, you shouldn’t have to fight for your own benefits as you recover. Call Wern Lawyers today for a free evaluation of your knee injury and claim.
We Ensure Injured Workers’ Rights Are Protected
Workers’ compensation law in South Carolina is designed to protect injured workers following a work-related accident or event. Yet, even if the employer is clearly at fault, it’s not safe to assume that compensation for expensive medical bills, treatment, lost wages, disability or impairment will be awarded to you accordingly. An attorney dedicated to workers’ compensation law is needed to ensure that your rights are protected and help you navigate the deadlines and legal complexities associated with your claim.
Chances are, if you’ve suffered a severe knee injury, you will need to take a substantial amount of time off of work. With possible surgery as well as weeks or months of rehabilitation, the stress of providing for your family can prove overwhelming. You may be wondering what type of benefits you’re entitled to and how long your benefits will last under workers’ compensation law. If you suspect negligence in regard to your injury, you may need someone to investigate on your behalf. Wern Lawyers exist to help you during this time by taking into account every aspect of your claim and working for the best possible outcome for your case. Without question, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can make all the difference in the wake of your work-related knee injury.
To discuss the details of your injury and claim, Wern Lawyers in North Charleston invites you to contact our office today. As always, your initial evaluation is free of charge.