Some of the most common on-the-job injuries in high-risk occupations are knee injuries. According to one study, some 100,000 American laborers go to the emergency room every year due to sudden sprains and ligament tears in their knees. Without a functioning knee, a worker may face immense medical bills, lost wages and an immense amount of physical pain. However, those who find themselves in situations like these can find some relief through the Ohio workers compensation program. If you have suffered a knee injury at work, help is available.
Despite the remarkable strength of the joint that makes up the knee, it takes only a simple accident to cause immensely serious damage. Common causes of knee injuries include:
Knee injuries are typically treated using the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. However, injuries that are more serious may require surgery or physical therapy. In any case, workers may face several weeks without work, leaving them without a source of income to pay for their medical costs and basic living expenses.
In Ohio, workers compensation can pay for any medical expenses a worker incurs because of an injury on the job. However, there may also be additional compensation available to make up for lost wages and a worker’s temporary disability. If the injury is especially serious, the worker may qualify to receive payments for permanent disability.
Since 1928, our Columbus attorneys have helped the injured workers of Ohio get the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. We use our experience and legal resources to build strong cases to present to the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (OBWC). If you have been hurt, we can help – you do not have to face the OBWC all by yourself. We will stand by your side and do everything we can to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. We have the experience necessary to protect your right to compensation if you have been hurt at work. For a free consultation, call our workers compensation lawyers at (614) 221-7548.
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