Workers’ Compensation Injury: Knee
Knee conditions are a frequent subject of work related injury claims. The ligaments protecting the knee are susceptible to injury from twisting motions, hyperextension and falling.
While many of these injuries are traumatic in nature, sometimes a person’s work may pose an “added risk” of injury where the employee has to walk up or down stairs or simply turn awkwardly. Whether or not your injury was the result of an obvious accident or simply a misstep, it may be equally compensable and covered by the New York Workers’ Compensation Law.
Even those with pre-existing conditions may have viable claims. Generally, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carrier will be liable for payment of all treatment after a compensable accident, even where there has been a prior diagnosis and treatment of the knee. This can include significant surgeries, including knee replacement. Substantial awards can be paid for such injury.
Loss of use payments involving a knee or leg can be worth tens of thousands of dollars depending on the facts of your claim.
If you have had an injury to a knee, hip or leg, contact our knowledgeable attorneys to discuss your case.