Knee Injuries & Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you are suffering from a knee injury, you know firsthand how inconvenient it can be.  You may be forced to use crutches or may walk with a limp.  Your injury could be too painful to participate in routine activities, such as driving or walking.  Consequently, you might not be able to work and the bills just seem to be piling up.  What can you do?

When a knee injury is caused by a Florida work-related accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  In Florida, when an accident occurs within the scope of employment, the injuries are generally covered under workers’ comp.

Understanding Knee Injuries
There are various types of injuries and they range in severity.  A ruptured ligament or tendon is one of the more serious injuries, which may require surgery to repair.  Some of the other knee injuries include:

  • Meniscus injury
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Hyper-extended knee
  • ACL injury

A knee injury can result from a work accident, but it can also be caused by repeated stress or overuse, which may still be associated with your job duties.  Sudden turning, pivoting or stopping, as well as an awkward landing can lead to immense knee pain.

Treatment for a knee injury may include medication, physical therapy or even surgery.  Your doctor will recommend a treatment plan based on your specific type of injury and its severity.

If your knee injury happened at work and you are not able to perform your job duties, you may be able to pursue Florida workers’ compensation benefits.  For assistance with the process, contact a Daytona Beach, Florida workers’ compensation attorney at the law firm of Johnson & Gilbert P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890 for legal advice.  We represent injured workers in Volusia County, Flagler County, Putnam County, Seminole County, Lake County, Orange County, St. Johns County, Brevard County, Osceola County, Polk County, Duval County, Marion County and Alachua County.