An injury to your lower extremities can lead to serious complications for both your work and personal life. If you injure your knee, ankle, or foot while you are at work, you should be able to count on workers compensation insurance to help you cover your expenses. At JML Law, we are ready to get to work. Our Corona knee, ankle & foot injury attorneys will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.
How common are knee, ankle & foot injuries in the workplace?
When we look at the overall instances of workplace injuries and illnesses, the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there were 2.8 million total incidents during the latest reporting year in the US. If we look a little closer at the lower extremities during one recent reporting year, we can see that the workplace led to a total of:
- 104,000 knee injuries
- 60,000 ankle injuries
- 52,000 foot injuries
These injuries are fairly consistent year after year, and they are often severe injuries that lead to significant time away from work.
What are the most common injuries to the knee, ankle & foot?
Most of us use our legs extensively at work each day, regardless of what industry we are in. Our legs are susceptible to serious traumatic injuries as well as cumulative stress injuries. This can include:
- Nerve damage
- Muscle damage
- Achilles’ tendon injuries
- Foot or ankle sprains
- ACL and MCL tears
- Kneecap injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Cartilage damages
When even one part of our leg gets injured, it can affect the rest of our legs. In many cases, an injury to an ankle (or any other part) will cause us to compensate with another part of our legs, leading to further damage.
How to knee, ankle & foot injuries occur in the workplace?
The Corona knee, ankle & foot injury lawyers at JML Law commonly see these injuries happen in the following ways:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Lower extremities crushed between heavy objects
- Workplace vehicle accidents
- Overextension of the joints
- Repetitive motions over time
In many cases, these injuries are preventable with proper training and equipment provided by the employer.
Our team is ready to secure compensation for you today
If you or someone you care about has suffered from an injury to the knee, ankle, or foot due to a workplace incident, you should never have to worry about medical expenses or lost income. The team at JML Law is ready to step in and help you get through this. Our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers will work to secure compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy costs
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages
When you need a Corona knee, ankle & foot injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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