St. Louis Knee Injury Lawyers
Our Firm Represents Injured Workers Throughout Missouri
Knee injuries are some of the most common job-related injuries in the United States. Workers across all industries sustain moderate to severe knee injuries as a result of all types of workplace accidents and incidents, from slips and falls to commercial vehicle crashes to repetitive motions. Knee injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, leaving affected individuals unable to work for extended periods of time.
If you sustained a knee injury at work or while conducting duties related to your employment, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for your resulting medical bills and lost wages. The Dixon Injury Firm can help you file your workers’ compensation claim, appeal a denied claim, or work to receive timely payments when the insurance company delays your claim. Our St. Louis knee injury lawyers have extensive experience in this area of law and have recovered more than $50 million for injured individuals throughout Missouri.
What to Do If You Suffer a Work-Related Knee Injury
Rest is crucial when it comes to knee injuries. A lot of employers may not see it this way, of course, because more time off for you means more compensation for lost wages and medical bills that they will have to pay.
However, always remember that the most important thing you can do in the case of a knee injury is rest. Even if your knee injury takes weeks or months to heal, you should be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages while you are unable to work.
After an on-the-job accident or work-related knee injury, the first thing to do is seek medical treatment. You should also inform your employer of your injury as soon as possible, as there is a deadline in which to notify your employer of the incident. If/when you meet the maximum medical improvement (MMI) requirements, as determined by your doctor, you will be released to go back to work. If you disagree with your doctor’s MMI assessment, you can request a hardship hearing to extend your time off for additional recovery.
We also recommend that you speak to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can assist you throughout the process. Most workers’ compensation claims are complex, and you are likely to run into various issues when navigating the process. An experienced St. Louis knee injury lawyer, like those at The Dixon Injury Firm, can provide the personalized guidance and legal support you need.
How Work-Related Knee Injuries Happen
Bone, ligament, and tendon discomfort are common side effects of work-related knee injuries. These are often related to physical jobs, such as heavy lifting, though not always.
Here are a few of the most common causes of knee injuries, according to OrthoInfo:
- Heavy lifting from manual labor
- Falls, trips, and slips
- Equipment accidents
- Dislocations and fractures
These injuries can occur when safety standards are not followed, when products are defective, or when coworkers fail to act with care. However, in most workers’ compensation claims, fault is not a factor. Under the workers’ compensation system, you do not have to prove negligence in order to recover benefits for a work-related injury.
We Are Ready to Fight for You
Knee injuries can have a serious impact on your life, affecting your ability to continue working and earning a living for yourself and your family, as well as causing debilitating pain. Injured workers may require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries and ongoing rehabilitation therapy, to treat knee injuries. This can quickly become extremely expensive and places victims and their loved ones under a great deal of financial stress.
At The Dixon Injury Firm, we are driven by our commitment to helping injured individuals recover the fair workers’ compensation benefits they are owed under Missouri state law. We have a proven record of success, having secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are ready to fight for you, too.
Request Your Free Consultation Today
If you need help with any aspect of your knee injury workers’ compensation claim, reach out to our team at The Dixon Injury Firm right away. Time is of the essence, as you only have a limited period in which you can file a claim.
We offer free initial consultations to all new and prospective clients, as well as contingency fees. This means that you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you; if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay!
Schedule your appointment with our legal team today by calling (314) 208-2808.