Work-Related Knee Injuries
Call Our Atlanta Workers’ Comp Lawyer Today
Whether you are a nurse, construction worker, or waitress, you could be
susceptible to suffering a serious knee injury. Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C.
fully understands how painful, overwhelming, and challenging this time
can be. The good news? Our seasoned workers’ compensation lawyer
in North Georgia is here to guide you through the process of recovering
the support you deserve.
We can provide counsel and guidance if you have suffered from:
- Total knee replacement
- Meniscus tears
- ACL or PCL tears
- Chondromalacia or cartilage injuries
From healthcare bills and rehabilitation costs to medical devices and lost
wages, we make sure you get all the financial recovery you are qualified
for under workers’ compensation.
Take the first step by scheduling a
free case evaluation online.
I Suffered a Knee Injury on the Job. Now What?
You may be wondering how you should pursue compensation for the knee injury
you suffered due to work. Our Atlanta workers’ comp attorney has
handled countless cases like yours in his 26+ years of experience and
can help you take the next best step forward.
So what do you need to make sure you do following your injury?
- Notify your employer or supervisor as soon as possible (within 30 days)
- Make sure your employer has begun the claims process
- Select a primary physician to evaluate your knee injury
- Work with our firm to ensure you are given maximum benefits
Not only do we strive to recover the maximum amount of workers’ compensation
available in your case, we also connect you with the best possible doctors
and physicians for exceptional medical care. Our goal is to help you recover
both physically and financially. From the very start of your workers'
comp case, Attorney Kaleita will listen closely to your legal needs and
concerns, giving you the personalized attention and support you deserve.
While some knee injuries may keep you out of work for only a month or two,
others can be more extensive, particularly when surgery is required. An
ACL tear, for example, is a severe injury that typically requires surgery,
with a recovery period of up to six months before you can return to work.
ACL is short for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and ligaments take a long
time to heal; this particular surgery requires replacing the ACL with
a transplanted ACL, or with a tendon. It is a long recovery process, and
you may find that you are not able to return to your original job when
you recover, if your job requires heavy physical labor. It is important
to have an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney to guide you
through this process, to help you determine your capabilities, and to
reach a settlement at the end that provides you with fair compensation
given your permanent restrictions and limitations.
Putting Clients First in Everything We Do
At Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C., we treat our clients like people, not case
numbers. In fact, we don't even assign case numbers to our clients.
We use their names. We know that this can be a life-changing situation
for you, which is why we are here to fight for the fair outcome you need
to move forward. When you require extensive medical treatment, surgeries,
prescriptions, and other expenses, it is reassuring to know that you have
an advocate on your side you can trust.