Nevada Workers Comp Attorney for Knee Injuries at Work
Workplace leg injuries are fairly common, regardless of profession. Knee joints are especially vulnerable to serious injury. Knee injuries at work can result from a sudden accident or chronic knee pain can linger for years after being subjected to continuous strain.
Typical Knee Injury at Work Can Include:
- Knee Sprains, Strains, or Inflammation
- Connecting Tissue Injuries: Knee Sprains, Strains
- Broken or Fractured Bones, Including a Broken Kneecap
- Loss of Limb in Serious Accident
Knee Joint Injuries Can Be Debilitating
Your knee joint is a crucial part of your mobility, so when it is injured, your mobility suffers along with your ability to perform your usual job. If you suffer a work-related knee injury, don’t hesitate to have it reviewed by a medical professional.
Knees are the largest weight bearing joint in the body and the most complex joint as well. The knee joint is able to bend, swivel, and straighten the leg, making it vulnerable to a long list of injuries.
There are so many components in a knee joint, they are more susceptible to injury to the bones, muscles, connective tissue (tendons and ligaments), and cartilage.
Causes of Work-Related Knee injury
A worker can suffer a knee injury as a result of acute trauma, like a sudden hard twist or fall. Some occupations require a worker to stand or walk for large amounts of time. These situations can and may lead to an injury from prolonged stress to the joint.
Heavy lifting or repetitive motions can cause the joint to weaken over time, and that weak joint can take the brunt of an accident, such as a fall. Your leg is only as strong as the weakest link, and that could be your knee joint.
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