When you think of work injuries, you probably do not consider the knee, ankle & foot. However, these areas are often the most exposed parts of our bodies in the workplace and susceptible to serious harm. At JML Law, we are ready to get to work on your behalf today. When you need a knee, ankle & foot injury lawyer, we will investigate the fact of your case and get to work securing the compensation you need.
How common are these workplace injuries?
While you may not think of your knees, ankles, and feet much until something happens, these are commonly injured areas of our body. We already know that there are nearly three million total workplace injuries each year in the US according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, when we get into the specific areas of injury, we can see that during a recent reporting year there were:
- 104,000 workplace knee injuries
- 60,000 workplace ankle injuries
- 52,000 workplace foot injuries
These numbers fluctuate year-to-year but remain fairly steady. These are injuries that affect thousands of workers.
What kind of injuries can happen to our legs at work?
Our legs, particularly our joints and feet, are incredibly complex. They are built to withstand impact and pressure. They can also handle long hours, but they have limits. They are susceptible to traumatic incidents as well as cumulative stress injuries, including:
- Nerve damage
- Muscle damage
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Achilles’ tendon injuries
- Cartilage damage
- Foot or ankle sprains
- ACL and MCL tears
- Kneecap injuries
The real problem with these injuries is that an injury to the leg affects the rest of our body. Mobility plays a key role in most occupations, so a knee, ankle, and foot injury can seriously impact our ability to earn an income.
How do these injuries occur?
Our Garden Grove knee, ankle & foot injury lawyers see these incidents happen in various ways, including:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Legs crushed between heavy objects
- Workplace vehicle accidents
- Overextension of the joints
- Repetitive motions
- And more
Regardless of how these injuries happen, workers should always receive the compensation they deserve.
What should I do to receive compensation?
Injuring your knee, ankle, or foot can have serious consequences in both your work and personal life. If the injury happens at work, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation. However, if your claim is denied or delayed, the team at JML Law is ready to get to work investigating your case. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, including:
- All medical expenses related to the injury
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Loss of future earning potential
- Pain and suffering damages and loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
When you need a Garden Grove knee, ankle & foot injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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