Hurt Your Knee At Work? Take It Seriously.
Knee injuries are very common in the workplace. Considering how much weight an employee places on their knee during the day, it’s not uncommon to experience knee pain as the result of prolonged standing, stooping, bending, and lifting.
Often, chondromalacia, commonly known as “runner’s knee,” is present in older workers and they can easily aggravate the condition working. As well, cartilage and ligament injuries often occur with employees who engage in strenuous activities as part of their job.
In some cases, physical therapy, injections, and pain medications can provide relief of pain; however, often arthroscopic surgery or a total or partial knee replacement is required to rehabilitate the knee.
If you believe you have injured your knee on the job, you may be eligible for medical treatment, lost wages while you are out of work or working on light-duty restrictions, and permanent partial disability benefits under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.
At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, our attorneys have helped dozens of Georgia workers with knee injuries obtain the medical and indemnity benefits under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.