Legal Guidance for Knee Injuries in Oregon
Injuring your knee on the job is stressful. Having your workers’ compensation claim for your knee denied is even more frustrating. When you need legal guidance for knee injuries in Oregon, contact Mark Thesing Inc. I assist workers who have sustained mild to severe injuries on the job. Whether you want help applying for compensation or petitioning a denied case, I’m on your side.
Common Knee Injuries Covered by Workers’ Comp
Workers’ comp covers a broad range of injuries, assuming you were hurt while performing job duties. Talk to me to determine whether your incident is covered. Some of the most common work injuries involving the knee are meniscus tears and ACL injuries.
A meniscus is a C-shaped piece of a pad that cushions interactions between your thigh and knee bones. If it tears, surgery may be necessary to remove the damaged portion before reattaching the torn ligament. You might be unable to kneel, crouch, or squat.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are among the most common knee injuries in the world. Fortunately, plenty of modern treatments exist to help you get back to your daily routine quickly. In some cases, rest is all you need, but others may call for surgery.
How Mark Thesing Inc. Can Help
While your injury may seem like an open-and-shut case for worker’s comp, there are situations in which claims are denied, seemingly for no valid reason. My role as your workers’ compensation attorney is to ward off and appeal denials by thoroughly preparing your application and gathering as much information as possible. I can also answer any questions you have about wage loss payments versus lump-sum settlements and similar topics. Contact my office today to discuss your injury and learn whether you’re in a position to benefit from workers’ comp.