When you go to work each day, you should never have to worry about getting compensation for an injury. All workplace injuries should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. At JML Law, we are here when you need help from a Santa Ana knee, ankle & foot injury lawyer. Our knowledgeable and experienced team understands that injuries to the leg affect both your work and personal life, so let us get to work. We will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Are These Injuries Common In The Workplace?
We know that workplace injuries are a common occurrence. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were around 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. When we dig further into BLS numbers, we see the following from a recent reporting year:
- 104,000 workplace knee injuries
- 60,000 workplace ankle injuries
- 52,000 workplace foot injuries
Injuries to the knee, ankle, and foot happen all the time, even though most of them are preventable with safe work practices on the part of employers and workers.
What Are The Most Common Workplace Leg Injuries?
Our feet and leg joints are remarkably complex. While they can withstand some serious impacts, injuries can be devastating. Our Santa Ana knee, ankle & foot injury lawyers handle a wide array of injuries to the leg, including:
- Achilles’ tendon injuries
- Cartilage damage
- Foot or ankle sprains
- ACL and MCL tears
- Kneecap injuries
- Nerve damage
- Muscle damage
- Repetitive stress injuries
When you consider how all parts of our legs are connected, it is easy to see how an injury to one area can affect another. Leg injuries impact our mobility. They hamper our work and personal lives and can lead to a loss of enjoyment of life.
What Causes Workplace Knee, Ankle, And Foot Injuries?
Workplace knee, ankle, and foot injuries happen in a variety of ways. The most common cause of leg injuries in the workplace is slips, trips, and falls. This can be from the same level or from one level to another. Other common causes include vehicle accidents, overextension of the joints, getting crushed between heavy objects, and repetitive motions of the knees, ankles, and feet.
What Can I Do To Secure Compensation?
The most important thing you can do to help your case is to secure medical assistance and follow your doctor’s orders. Then, you may need to seek help from an attorney. At JML Law, we will not let you be treated unfairly. Our team will investigate your case and work to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
When you need help from our Santa Ana knee, ankle & foot injury attorneys, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
Get Your Questions Answered. Contact Our Lawyers.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.