Los Angeles Knee, Ankle & Foot Injury Attorney

If you have never used a wheelchair, you may never truly understand the limitations you constantly face as you move around your home, work, and city. You also don’t realize how much you use your knees, ankles, and feet until you lose access to them. It’s just like when you stub a finger or a toe. You don’t realize how much you use them until you can feel the pain every time that one digit moves. It is crazy how much you can feel in one tiny, too; imagine feeling those pains throughout your knee, ankle, and feet. Talk to a Los Angeles knee, ankle, and foot injury attorney today.

Types Of Injuries That Occur In The Workplace

In certain workplace settings, different types of injuries can happen. Our law firm deals most with knee, ankle, and foot injuries. Sometimes, they can be quite severe and negatively impact the ability to do your job. These injuries limit your mobility and make simple tasks more challenging to handle. Ignoring these injuries may result in more severe and permanent damage.

If your work requires you to stand on your feet for long periods on a hard floor like concrete, you can face injuries that can deeply affect your workability. If you are injured on the job related to your knee, ankle, or feet, you are looking at missing work for weeks or months. This means loss of wages, piling of medical bills, unable to perform work, and losing household income. If this sounds like your situation, then you need to be treated fairly by your employer. You have the legal right to file a workers’ compensation claim, which can help you get financial support for your injury.

With worker’s compensation, you will receive the proper medical treatment for your injury and coverage for all medical expenses. At JML Law, we assist workers in Los Angeles with all injuries on the job. Any questions concerning your foot, knee, or ankle injury and how you qualify for worker’s compensation will be answered appropriately by our legal team. We believe you should never have to suffer through injuries. You are entitled to help for recovery just as much as anyone else. JML Law strives in every way possible to help you with benefits that include:

  1. Financial support for medical bills.
  2. Financial support for loss of wages.
  3. Financial support for short-term or long-term disability.
  4. Financial support for travel needed for medical treatment.

Here is a list of some common injuries that those with knee, ankle, and foot injuries incur:

  1. Heel Spur Syndrome: This is localized pain in your heel that can inflame and prevent you from standing or walking, which is a big deal if your jobs require you to do so
  2. Hammer Toes: This painful toe injury is when your toes create an inverted V shape. It irritates your shoes and can prevent you from standing or walking.
  3. Functional Foot Imbalance: Ankle pain or injury does not have to come from a sharp break or fracture; it can be slow and gradual.
  4. Torn ACLs or cartilage deterioration: Knee injuries are sharp, painful, and can require surgery, placing you out of work for weeks. You must also undergo physical therapy. If your job demands standing, this injury harshly blows your job progress.

Knee, ankle, and foot injuries can result from various situations. The most common actions that lead to injuries include:

  1. Slip and fall accidents.
  2. Lifting and carrying heavy objects.
  3. Impact on hard surfaces.
  4. Overextension.
  5. Twisting and irregular movements.
  6. Repetitive movements.

Many repetitive tasks contribute a great deal to injuries over a long time. Victims will rarely feel the effects of the pain right away, but they very well may be considered work-related injuries.

Below are a few examples of certain workplace injury situations for a better understanding of these types of injuries.

  1. A construction worker is on-site and falls while operating equipment. After a visit to the hospital, the worker learns that he is suffering from a fractured kneecap.
  2. Another employee who works in a warehouse is assisting with moving pallets of products. During this, one of the pallets slips and falls on her foot. She now has a broken foot.

In both of these examples, the employee sustained injuries in the workplace. In some cases, the employer will try to implement certain measures to reduce the probability of sustaining an injury in the workplace. However, they may still occur.

If you suffer from a knee, ankle, or foot injury, you should become familiar with the proper worker’s compensation process. It is vital first to seek medical attention if it is an emergency. You then need to inform your employer, fill out a DWC-1 form, and return it to your employer to be submitted. Once the form is in your employer’s possession, ensure you have a copy of the form and wait to receive notification of approval or denial of the claim.

As previously mentioned, knee, ankle, and foot injuries can majorly impact your ability to work. Some injuries are more debilitating than others, but any injury can reduce your ability to work effectively. The lower parts of the body provide support and enable proper mobility. It is only natural for an injury in this area to lead to pain and negatively impact your capabilities.

This list is incomplete, and our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation, have worked with clients suffering from many injuries and illnesses. We are not shy in our advocacy and take great joy in getting our clients positive results. If you are looking for aggressive representation and reassurance that you are heading in the right direction, call 818-610-8800 or click here to work with our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Los Angeles. We only get paid once you do. We promise to work just for you.

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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you've sustained an injury to your knee, ankle, or foot in a workplace incident,

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