Suffering a Knee Injury at Work
Whether you simply stub your toe or get a paper cut or tear or suffer something more severe like an ACL tear, getting hurt is never fun, regardless of where you are. However, if you suffer an injury while working, it can be an even bigger headache. That’s why you’ll want our workers’ compensation lawyers in Atlanta by your side. There are certain steps that you need to take to ensure that you receive the proper compensation, and we can walk you through them.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that if you suffer an injury on the job, you should report the injury to your superior as soon as possible, preferably in writing. Attain a copy of this document.
Let’s say you slip and fall while grabbing office supplies from the top shelf, or perhaps you were lifting what was required of you while making a delivery but it was too much weight and your knee buckled. Maybe you didn’t make much of it, shook it off and kept working. This is a mistake, especially when it comes to knee injuries.
What if it didn’t bother you too much at the time, but as you continue to work over the next several hours or even days, it gets worse?
A knee injury is nothing to scoff at or take lightly. There are four knee ligaments that you can tear that would put you on the shelf for months. Therefore, the sooner you report your injury and thus receive proper medical attention, the better off you’ll be and the better we’ll able to represent you.
If you fail to report the accident, you’ll be the cause of your own problems. If you don’t report it soon enough, your employer may deny you medical treatment and benefits. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier will question why your employer didn’t report the accident earlier. Making matters worse, your private health insurance carrier can refuse to cover treatment for work-related injuries.
When injuring your knee or any other body part, be sure to adhere to our guidelines. For representation from workers’ comp attorneys in Atlanta, GA, contact our team at the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson as soon as possible. Call 404-692-6482 to find out how we can help.