On the news, we hear all the time about our favorite sports people suffering from some kind of knee injury. If you are watching your favorite team, and you see your favorite players go down, you hope and pray that they didn’t hurt their leg or knee with any permanent injury. This is because viewers know that if a player hurts either of those body parts, it could mean the end of their career. Unfortunately, this has happened to a countless amount of players who had to call it short before the career could really blossom all due to leg and knee injuries.
For example, Duante Culpepper was looking to align himself with the legends of NFL. In just one season he had a 70% pass rate, 39 touch down passes, and just 11 interceptions. At the ripe age of 27, these heroic figures would certainly set him up to be an NFL legend. However, once he injured his right knee by tearing his ACL, MCL, and PCL, his career took a very different path. He tried to continue performance when he was traded, but he eventually had to hang up the towel on his career. Critics suggest that he could have been on par with the likes of the Manning brothers had he not been injured.
In the life of NBA, player Brandon Roy was also on his way to becoming a star until his knee injury. He was awarded 2007 Rookie of the Year. Yet due to intense surgery on both knees, his career ended just 4 years later in 2012. Culpepper’s and Roy’s were devastatingly cut short by leg and knee injuries. However, the difference between them and someone who gets injured at work is that they more than likely have the means to pay for it.
Those of us who do not play for multimillion-dollar teams typically work hourly for our wages. Sometimes these wages do not accurately reflect the amount of physical work that we put into our job. Jobs like furniture mover or stock clerks can run you minimum wage, which has remained stagnant for a while or if it has raised is not enough to cover accidents that may occur on the job.
Heavy lifting jobs like construction or lumber yard worker can really put pressure on your legs, knees, back, and neck. These jobs, no matter how long, leave you susceptible to common knee injuries like fractures, dislocations, meniscal tears, tendon tears, amongst others. Our Worker’s Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Long Beach are equipped with over 40 years of experience with work injuries. Our continuation to serve the Long Beach community for those 40 years is due to our success in the courtroom. We know that as soon as you take a day off due to work injury, you are already behind on the bills let alone short for any medical treatment. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start a conversation with us today on how we can protect you and ensure that you get the compensation needed to recover fully.
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