If you need a San Bernardino knee, ankle and foot injury attorney, you can count on the team at JML Law to help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team understands that these injuries can alter your ability to earn an income. They can also affect your ability to perform daily household tasks. You need to be compensated for your injuries. We will get to work today and ensure you get the benefits you deserve.
What do we know about common knee, ankle and foot injuries?
Workplace lower extremity injuries make up a significant portion of the total work injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tells us that there were around 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. Using recent year data, we know that there were:
- 104,000 knee injuries
- 60,000 ankle injuries
- 52,000 foot injuries
Some of the most common knee, ankle and foot injuries that happen in the workplace include:
- Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs)
- Achilles’ tendon injuries
- Cartilage damage
- Foot or ankle sprains
- ACL and MCL tears
- Kneecap injuries
- Nerve damage
- Muscle damage
How do these injuries occur in the workplace?
There are many ways that knee, ankle and foot injuries happen in the workplace. One of the most common ways these injuries occur is falls. Other common causes of these workplace injuries include:
- Vehicle crashes
- Getting pinned between heavy objects
- Overextending joints
- Falling heavy objects
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) often occur when an employee is tasked with repeating the same motions with their lower extremities over long periods of time. Most RSIs and other leg injuries are preventable if employers ensure that workers are properly trained and have the equipment they need to perform each task.
Will this injury affect my life?
These injuries can be life-altering. At best, a workplace knee, ankle or foot injury will limit your mobility for a few weeks. This can see a temporary loss of income. However, if your injury is serious, it can impact your ability to complete daily activities. If you are unable to return to work for long periods of time or a permanently disabled, you could be put into financial jeopardy.
What compensation will my attorney work to secure?
If you or someone you love has sustained a work knee, ankle or foot injury, you may need to secure legal assistance in order to get the benefits you deserve. At JML Law, we are going to get to work on your case immediately. Our dedicated and experienced team understands that you need compensation, so let us work on securing the following:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
If you need a San Bernardino knee, ankle and 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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