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How Common Are Work-Related Knee Injuries?

Workplace knee injuries can be extremely debilitating, and unfortunately, they are quite common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 100,000 workers suffer knee injuries at work each year. That is a lot of people who are suffering from pain and disability because of a workplace injury.

There are a few different types of workplace knee injuries that can occur. One is a ligament sprain, which is a tear in one or more ligaments that support the knee joint. A dislocation is another type of injury that can happen to the knee, and it occurs when the bones that make up the joint move out of place. Fractures are another type of injury that can occur to the knee, and these are breaks in the bones that make up the joint.

All of these injuries can be very painful. In some cases, surgery may be required in order to repair the damage done to the knee. Recovery from a workplace knee injury can take a long time, and in some cases, people may never fully recover.

There are many types of jobs where a worker is likely to suffer a knee injury. One such job is construction work. Construction workers are often required to carry heavy objects and climb up and down ladders, which can put a lot of stress on their knees.

Another job that can be dangerous for the knees is nursing. Nurses spend a lot of time on their feet and often have to lift patients who are struggling, which can lead to knee injuries.

Workers in the food industry are also at risk for knee injuries. Employees in restaurants and other food service establishments often have to work in tight spaces and carry heavy loads, both of which can lead to knee injuries.

Workers’ Compensation for Injuries

Workers’ Compensation is employer-paid insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or who contract an illness at work. Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system. This means that employees do not have to prove that their employer is at fault for their injury or illness in order to receive benefits. Instead, workers simply have to show that they were injured or became ill as a result of their job.

Most commonly, the benefits provided under an employer’s Workers’ Compensation policy include medical benefits, income replacement benefits, and death benefits. Medical benefits typically include coverage for doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription drugs. Income replacement benefits replace a portion of the employee’s lost wages while they are unable to work. Death benefits provide financial support to the family of an employee who died as a result of their job.

In order to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits, employees typically have to file a claim with their employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance provider in as little as 14 days after the accident. The claims process can be complicated, so it is important to seek legal assistance if needed.

Delaware County Workplace Injury Lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Will Get You Results

Getting injured at work can derail your life. For help with your claim, speak with our experienced Delaware County workplace injury lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello. Call us at (610) 892-4940 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Media, Pennsylvania, we serve clients in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, and West Chester.

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Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
Deborah's team went above and beyond to get my case settled quickly. I am forever grateful
Rebecca Porter
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
Jackson Jones
Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
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