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Workers Compensation Knee Injuries

We have a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation they need.


Knee injuries are a common work-related injury. The knees provide flexibility and stability to the body. The knees contain bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons to perform these functions. A knee injury can affect any of these parts. The full extent of the injury to the knees may not be fully apparent until well after the accident has occurred.

It is important, however, to report your knee injury to your employer as soon as possible. This will allow your employer to report the injury to their workers’ compensation insurance. They will determine whether or not to provide you with medical care. The insurance company may deny you benefits.

Common Knee Injuries:

If you have injured your knee while on the job, you are entitled to Missouri workers compensation benefits. You should be compensated for medical expenses, knee surgery, rehabilitation, and lost wages. However, it is not always easy to get the compensation you deserve without the help of a workers compensation lawyer.

St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers

A knee injury can be expensive and painful and can lead to partial or permanent disability. If you have injured your knee on the job and are being denied benefits, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann.

James Hoffmann has practiced workers’ compensation law for over twenty years. We have represented clients who have suffered all types of work-related injuries and have a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation they need.

Contact our St. Louis, Missouri, worker’s compensation law firm to protect your rights. Please call us at (314) 361-4300 or complete our Online Case Evaluation Form.

Knee Injury Case Results

  1. 2013 Settlements:
    • Correctional Officer, St. Louis: Settled after the officer struck her knee on a locker room bench, causing pain.
    • Roofing Worker, St. Louis: Received compensation for fractures to his right foot, left ankle, and left knee after falling from scaffolding.
  2. Significant Individual Settlements:
    • Truck Driver, Missouri: Obtained a settlement for a right knee meniscus injury and cartilage damage after falling from an 18-wheeler.
    • Store Worker: Settled for future medical costs and approximately 55% permanent partial disability (PPD) for a fractured kneecap needing surgical wiring.
  3. Trial Awards and Complex Cases:
    • Permanent Partial Disability Claim: An employee with a medial meniscus tear won medical bills, past TTD, and PPD against the employer and the Second Injury Fund.
    • Carpenter’s Knee Injury: Initially denied, the claim was accepted after expert testimony, resulting in two additional surgeries and pain management after hardship hearings.
  4. Multiple Injury Settlements:
    • Combined Knee and Concussion Injuries: Settlements included cases against the employer and the Second Injury Fund for related knee and concussion injuries.
    • Hand Injury and Arthritic Knees: Settlement covered a hand injury and a second injury fund claim for arthritic knees.
  5. General Workers’ Compensation Settlements:
    • Knee Injury Settlements: Various cases settled for knee injuries, with specific compensation for permanent partial disability and necessary medical treatments.

Work-Related Injuries