Knee Injury Attorneys
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A knee injury may be compensated for through a personal injury lawsuit or workers’ compensation, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury. For instance, slip and falls, car accidents, and battery are considered personal injury claims. A knee injury that occurs at work is usually a workers’ compensation claim.
What Is Considered a Knee Injury?
A knee injury is a fracture, sprain, or dislocation of the knee, or a tear in or around the knee. It also includes ligament injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, and collateral ligament injuries.
Can I Sue in Civil Court for My Knee Injury?
Whether an individual can sue in civil court depends on how the injury occurred. If the injury happened because of someone’s negligence, the victim can sue in civil court and recover damages by proving:
- Breach of duty
What Is Personal Injury Compensation?
Personal injury compensation is the amount of money that a plaintiff can get from a defendant to compensate for their injuries. The sum is related to economic losses incurred because of the plaintiff’s injuries. Compensable losses include:
- Hospital bills
- Surgery costs
- Medicine costs
- Treatment costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
How Will My Personal Injury Compensation Be Calculated?
Personal injury compensation is calculated based on many factors, such as:
- The severity or degree of the knee injury
- Whether the defendant harmed the plaintiff intentionally, with extreme recklessness, or negligence or not
- Any property damage involved in the knee injury
Can I Sue in Civil Court If My Injury Happened on the Job?
In most cases, the answer is no. The majority of work-related injuries are filed under workers compensation, a state-mandated insurance program. This form of insurance compensates employees who suffer job-related injuries. However, if a person is considered an independent contractor, their only recourse may be to sue the employer for their knee injury. Benefits under workers’ compensation include:
- Replacement income
- Medical expenses
- Monthly payments
Do I Need to Talk to a Lawyer?
Yes, to understand more about your legal rights with regard to your injury, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer. An attorney can assist you in filing a claim so that you can be compensated for your injury.
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Last Modified: 10-26-2015 07:20 PM PDT
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