Your Knee Replacement Can Entitle You to Workers' Compensation Benefits
It is important to understand your rights when you have had a work-related injury. Whether you were injured last week or many years ago, you may be eligible to obtain large damages. A knee replacement or reconstruction today may be related to an initial knee injury at work many years ago. The workers' compensation laws provide for a minimum award of 50 percent permanent partial disability for knee replacements.
Damage to the cartilage of the knee or the tendons can cause a downward spiral or degeneration of the knee. However, this relation to the workplace injury can be overlooked. You need to inform your doctor about prior work injuries to your knees and whether you had any work activity which may have put unusual stresses upon your knees.
Workers' Compensation Claims: Knee Injuries, Knee Replacements, Knee Prosthesis
Our skilled workers' compensation and personal injury lawyers provide dedicated representation in cases involving:
- Knee replacements; knee prosthetics
- Meniscus or other tears of cartilage
- Joint damage
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Knee fractures
In addition to monetary damages, you may also be eligible to participate in vocational retraining or counseling. Following a permanent injury, it can be difficult to obtain a job. There are resources available to help you find a position that meets your skill set. If necessary, training and vocational rehabilitation may be available.
At the Kmiec Law Offices, we represent individuals who have suffered work-related knee injuries. We understand that physical recovery is your top priority. To that end, we will work to ensure the legal aspects of your workers' compensation claim are handled with efficiency and skill. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you obtain the benefits you need to aid in your recovery.
Understanding whether you are entitled to TTD, PPD, LOEC, retraining or other benefits can be complex. When you come into our Milwaukee, Wisconsin, office for your initial consultation, you will sit down with an attorney to discuss your case. We will help you understand how your injury is classified under the law, and together we will work to develop a plan of action that will best benefit your unique situation.
As we work on contingency fee, there is no fee unless you make a recovery.
To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our Milwaukee knee injury attorneys, please call 800-578-8674. You may also contact us online.