Knee Injury in Oregon
In Oregon, I offer legal guidance for workers who have sustained mild to severe injuries on the job. This includes common injuries involving shoulders, backs, knees, and feet. Helping you successfully apply for workers’ comp is my priority; or, if your claim was denied, I can assist you in petitioning to have your case reopened and reconsidered.
Common Knee Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation
Meniscus Tears: Your knee is meant to function as a smooth hinge. However, if your foot is caught on something at work and you twist it, you may put enough pressure on it to tear your meniscus. A meniscus is a C-shaped piece of a pad that cushions interactions between your thigh and knee bones. Meniscus surgery may be needed to remove the torn portion, returning the meniscus to the smooth pad it needs to be, before reattaching the torn ligament. You may be restricted from kneeling, crouching, or squatting.
ACL Injuries: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are some of the most common knee injuries in the world. They are usually caused by sudden and rapid changes in direction. As such, plenty of modern treatments are available to help you feel better and get back to your daily routine quickly. Injured ligaments are generally considered sprains and graded by severity on a scale; in some cases, rest is all you need, but others may call for surgery.
How Mark Thesing Can Help
While it may seem like a given that your torn meniscus injury will be covered by workers’ compensation, there are situations in which claims are denied—seemingly for no discernable reason. My role as your attorney involves preventing such denials by thoroughly preparing your application and gathering as much information as possible.
Contact my office today to discuss your torn meniscus injury and learn whether you’re in a position to benefit from workers’ compensation. Legal services are available for Oregon.