Knee Injuries

Quincy Knee Injury Lawyers

Fighting For Those Who Have Suffered Knee Injuries At Work in Massachusetts 

Your knee is the largest weight-bearing joint in your body. It is a complex joint, allowing you to bend, straighten, and swivel your leg. Because it is such a complex part of your body, it is very vulnerable to a wide variety of injuries, which may involve the:

  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Or tendons

This is why knee injuries are one of the most common workplace injuries. Workers who stand for long periods of time, such as nurses, people who lift heavy objects, such as construction workers, and many other types of workers may experience a knee injury while on the job.

Unfortunately, knee injuries can cause you to miss months of work, create a financial burden, and cause great deals of pain. Luckily, workers’ compensation benefits can cover the costs of such an injury. To learn more about your right to fair compensation, reach out to our Quincy knee injury lawyers for a free and confidential consultation.

Call (617) 379-0016 or submit an online contact form to request a free consultation with our Quincy knee injury lawyers.

What Are the Most Common Types of Knee Injuries Sustained at Work?

Most knee injuries sustained at work include damage to the tendons and muscles, torn cartilage, fractured bones, and sprains. The most common and serious injuries are meniscus injuries, ligament injuries, and chondromalacia.

Meniscus Injuries

These types of injuries are often described as the knee “giving out.” Depending on the severity of the tear, this injury can cause pain, instability, swelling, and limited mobility. Walking up the stairs, twisting or turning suddenly, or lifting heavy objects are common causes of this injury. Arthroscopic surgery, physical therapy, and medication are often needed to fix meniscus tears.

Ligament Injuries

Ligament injuries are often simply called sprains. However, these types of injuries can be much more complicated. Since the ligaments in your knee connect your thighbone to your shin, they are crucial to the proper functioning of your entire leg. If any of the four ligaments in your knee become injured, it may take months to recover fully. If your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, you may even need reconstructive surgery.


This injury occurs when the articular cartilage of your kneecap softens, causing achy pain and grating sensations, with increased pain when walking up or down stairs, kneeling, or extending your knee. It can be caused by either a traumatic injury or long-term repetitive motions. Most cases can be treated with pain medication and physical therapy, although realignment surgery may be needed in some cases.

Additional Knee Injuries

Other knee injuries include:

  • Broken kneecap
  • Below the knee amputation
  • Broken legs
  • Dislocation
  • Swelling

What are Common Causes of Work-Related Knee Injuries?

Your knees can be injured doing almost any work-related task. Some of the common causes include:

What Compensation Is Available for Knee Injuries?

If you’ve suffered a knee injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Pain medication
  • Laparoscopic or arthroscopic knee surgeries
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Vocational retraining if you cannot return to the same job
  • Out-of-pocket expenses (knee braces, crutches, wheelchairs, etc.)

Contact Our Knee Injury Attorney in Quincy Today

At Powers & Caccavale, we will review your medical evidence and work tirelessly to get you the benefits you’re entitled to. It’s important that you discuss your case with a knee injury attorney in Quincy, especially if your benefits have been disputed or denied.

Knee injury workers’ compensation claims are often disputed because they can be hard to prove. However, our legal team knows that knee injuries can have long-term effects on your life; we will guide you step-by-step through the process to help get you the justice you deserve.

For a complimentary consultation and case review with our Quincy knee injury lawyers, call (617) 379-0016 or contact Powers & Caccavale online.

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