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The Compensation You Need To Recover After A Knee Injury In Northbrook

Many different kinds of on-the-job activities can lead to a serious knee injury. From twisting injuries and broken kneecaps to meniscus tears and injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL), your work can be hard on your knees.

If you have injured your knee on the job, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. You are entitled to be compensated for medical expenses, knee surgery, braces, rehabilitation, permanent work restrictions and disability, and lost wages. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get the money you need without a workers’ compensation lawyer to represent you.

Knee injuries are expensive, painful and possibly job-ending. If you need legal advice and practical assistance with your knee injury claim, call the workers’ compensation lawyers at the Orzoff Law Offices as early as possible. For over 55 years, our attorneys have helped knee injury victims throughout the Chicago metro area, with convenient locations in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.

Putting Decades Of Experience To Work For You

Our workers’ compensation lawyers are experienced in helping knee injury victims obtain the benefits they deserve.

Here is an example:

  • A 37-year-old electrician stepped in a hole at a construction site and tore the ACL in his right knee. He underwent an unsuccessful ACL surgical repair. After surgery, he had permanent restrictions of no kneeling, bending and squatting. He was unable to return to work as an electrician. Our workers’ compensation lawyers successfully obtained an award of vocational rehabilitation and he eventually returned to work in an office as a data entry clerk. This was a lesser-paying job and we were able to secure a wage differential award with an anticipated payout over the course of his lifetime of $750,000.

We never charge for an initial consultation, and the sooner you talk to us, the better we can protect your rights to workers’ compensation benefits.

Filing An Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim For Knee Injury

Many times, employers will deny workers’ compensation claims for knee injuries, claiming the injury was a preexisting condition, that it didn’t happen on the job, that the knee injury wasn’t witnessed or that the worker didn’t give notice of the injury.

Under Illinois state law, you have 45 days to notify your employer of your knee injury. If you had a preexisting knee injury, you can still receive workers’ compensation if the injury was aggravated at work. You can receive workers’ compensation benefits even if your knee injury wasn’t witnessed by a co-worker.

Learn More About How We Can Help You

If you suffered from a knee injury after a workplace accident, you have a right to file for workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 847-780-2356 or complete our online contact form to get in touch with us. We offer legal services in Spanish, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.