Injuries to the back and knee are very serious. Both can require extensive surgeries in order to restore as much function as possible. Sometimes a person can return to their previous line of work after suffering a back or knee injury on the job. Other times, they can’t because the damage is significant. If you have suffered a back or knee injury on the job, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. With the help of a southern Minnesota work comp attorney, it is possible to secure the wage-loss, medical, and vocational benefits that will help you move on with your life.
Helping You Move Past Your Injuries
There are some common types of back and knee injuries. The most common back injuries sustained on the job include:
- Herniated discs
- Compressed discs
- Torn or bulging discs
- Spinal subluxations
- Fractured vertebrae
- Whiplash (neck)
- Back strain or sprain
- Spinal cord damage
These back injuries can cause nerve issues, paralysis, reduced movement, and a significant amount of pain.
The most common knee injuries are:
- Meniscus tears
- Ligament tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
Knee injuries can lead to difficulty walking and a great deal of pain. Not having full use of your leg can interfere with your ability to work or return to the same line of work. If you can’t return to the same line of work, you can find a job in another field and still receive some workers’ comp benefits while you recover. You can also take advantage of vocational training so that you can return to another career field that will bring in a meaningful wage.
Get The Respect You Deserve
Your southern Minnesota work comp attorney will give you the respect and the attention you deserve. You will receive the necessary one-on-one time. It is during this time that your attorney learns about you, what happened, and gives you straightforward advice. You also receive the guidance you need, although your attorney will handle the complexities of the case.
All in all, you aren’t alone. You don’t have to worry about the technicalities when you have an advocate in your corner who will do that for you. Because you were injured on the job and you are having to deal with your injuries, you don’t need more stress than you already have.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Work Comp Attorney
Back and knee injuries can be very serious. While many back and knee injuries heal over time, there are some that don’t heal as quickly or at all. This can affect the length of time you receive workers’ comp benefits. To learn more about how Harvey & Carpenter can help you, call 507-779-7529 to request a free consultation.