Workers Compensation Knee Injuries
We have a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation that they need.
Knee injuries are a common work related injury. The knees provide flexibility and stability to the body. In order to perform these functions the knees contain bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Any of these parts can be affected by a knee injury. 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:
- Cartilage injuries, such as Chondromalacia
- Ligament strains
- ACL Tears
- MCL Tears
- Meniscus Tear
- Knee muscle injuries
- Broken or fractured kneecaps
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, 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 20 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 that they need.
Contact our St. Louis, Missouri workers compensation law firm to ensure that your rights are protected. Please call us at (314) 361-4300 or complete our Online Case Evaluation Form.
Knee Injury Case Results
Workers Compensation settlement obtained in 2013 for a 50 year old correctional officer in St. Louis who struck her knee on a locker room bench at work causing knee pain.
Workers Compensation settlement for a 40 year old truck driver in Missouri that fell off the trailer of the 18 wheeler and suffered a right knee meniscus injury and cartilage damage.
Workers Compensation settlement in 2013 for a 49 year old St. Louis roofing worker who fell from scaffolding and fractured his right foot, left ankle, and left knee.
Fractured Kneecap at Work: Store worker suffered fractured kneecap at work. Surgery was required to wire kneecap pieces together. Before trial, case settled for future medical and approximately 55% PPD.
Knee Injury trial award against Employer/Insurer and Second Injury Fund for permanent partial disability due to a denied knee injury. Employee suffered a medial meniscus tear requiring surgery. Employee was awarded medical bills, past TTD, and permanent partial disability against the employer. Employee’s claim against the Second Injury Fund was tried as well.
Workers Compensation Knee Injury settlement for an Employee that suffered a medial meniscus tear while working for Employer. Settlement was for 30% permanent partial disability to knee.
Workers Compensation settlement for a permanent partial disability to a carpenter who alleged a knee injury. Claim was initially denied. Experts were retained and deposed to establish causation and permanency. Through hardship, Employer/Insurer accepted claim. Additional hardship hearings resulted in two additional surgeries for Employee’s meniscus tear. Hardship hearing also resulted in additional treatment for pain management.
Workers Compensation settlement against employer and Second Injury Fund for concussion and knee injury.
Workers Compensation settlement and second injury fund settlement for hand injury plus second injury fund claim for arthritic knees.
Workers Compensation settlement from employer and second injury fund for a fall resulting in a concussion and injured knee.
Workers Compensation for workers compensation settlement due to knee injury.