Knee injuries can be devastating—often requiring long periods of recovery, physical therapy, and even surgery in the most severe cases. If your knee injury occurred while you were at work, you may think that workers’ compensation will cover your treatment and take care of your expenses while you recover and heal.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Employers and insurance companies may try to downplay your injury and lowball your claim to save money. This is especially difficult for injuries that deteriorate into permanent conditions, possibly requiring long-term financial support.
If you are having trouble receiving your workers’ compensation claim after a knee injury, Morgan & Morgan can help. Our workers’ compensation experts can keep you informed of all your options, including weekly disability benefits and any settlements you may wish to seek.
Those thinking about taking legal action may wonder if pursuing a workers’ compensation settlement is the right choice—and how they are calculated.
To help determine your best option, our lawyer can go over all of your available courses of action, such as appeals and settlements. If you go forward with seeking a settlement, its amount will ultimately be decided by assigning a dollar value to all the ways your injury has interfered with your ability to live and work.