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Fall Risk PatientA knee injury can result in a person becoming unable to walk or work. They can be very painful and if not treated quickly can sometimes result in a permanent disability. If you experience a knee injury while on the job your medical bills should be paid by workers’ compensation insurance. Damage to the knee can result from a direct fall onto the knee or as a result of a severe twisting or crushing of the joint. If you have suffered a knee injury you should contact an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer at Van Sant Law, to find out how we can help you get the settlement you will need to recover.

The first priority is to get you the emergency care and treatment you need. Once your injury has been thoroughly diagnosed your doctor can establish what type of therapy you will need to recover or whether the damage is severe enough to require surgery or replacement. Most knee injuries will respond to rehabilitative physical therapy that can take several weeks or months. If you are unable to work due to your injury we will make sure you can be reimbursed for any lost wages. The faster you can complete your therapy the sooner you will be able to return to work.

TYPES OF KNEE INJURIES

There are a number of different types of knee injuries that each requires a different amount of care to repair. Among these are:

  • PCL and ACL tears (ligaments in the knee)
  • Meniscus tears
  • Fractures of the tibia or fibula bones
  • Catastrophic or degenerative damage that requires a partial or total knee replacement

Many internal tears or other ligament damage inside the knee can be repaired with minimally invasive surgery. We are very familiar with all of the current medical advances in knee care, therapy and replacement. We know how to get you the very best diagnosis and care to get you back to work and your life in the shortest time possible. Protect your legal right to get the care you deserve. Call our offices today for more information.