Knee Replacement

Is My Knee Replacement Covered By Work Comp?

The knee is a very complicated part of the body.  It connects bones, ligaments, and muscles. Your leg can’t properly move without it. Unfortunately, knee injuries are common among workers, especially those that do a lot of lifting or repetitive movements. This leads to the knee wearing out, which can ultimately lead to an accident. But not all workers dealing with knee injuries sustained on the job file a worker’s compensation claim.  If a claim is not made, the worker will not receive the benefits they’re entitled to – and that can help the worker recover.

One reason a worker may not file a claim is that the knee might already be arthritic. Worker’s comp wants you to believe that a pre-existing knee condition prevents you from getting the compensation that you deserve. That’s why it’s best to speak to a Mankato workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible so you know your rights, what is possible, and what isn’t possible.

Securing Workers’ Comp Benefits For Surgery And Replacements

Even if you have arthritis, the work that you do can exacerbate the problem. In other words, the progression of the condition can speed up, requiring you to have surgery sooner than you would otherwise. If you apply for work comp benefits and they are granted, it is likely that the surgery would be covered by workers’ comp.

Even without a traumatic injury, work injuries can accelerate deterioration. A deteriorating knee can require medical care – including surgery and even knee replacement surgery. If your condition was made worse by frequent kneeling, bending, squatting, or carrying heavy loads, workers’ comp could pay for the care for your knee – even for the knee replacement.

Our Southern Minnesota workers’ comp attorneys have handled cases involving:

  • Meniscus tears
  • ACL injuries
  • Repetitive movement injuries, such as climbing ladders
  • Patellar ligament tears
  • Knee surgeries

Everyone’s knees are different, but we can help you understand your legal rights as they pertain to your unique situation.

Contact Our Mankato Workers’ Comp Attorneys

If you have sustained a knee injury on the job, even if it is an aggravation of an existing condition, you may qualify for workers’ comp benefits. To learn more about your rights and options, call Harvey & Carpenter at (507)-779-7529 for a free consultation.

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