I Fell From A Height At Work. I Suffered Broken Bones, But Now My Knee Is Hurting. Is It Possible That A Knee Injury May Not Have Shown Up Right Away? If So, What Should I Do To Get The Necessary Workers’ Comp Benefits?
Yes, sometimes knee injuries and even other injuries, for that matter, may take a while to show up. This could be due to the swelling in the area or because your body was going off of adrenaline. Whatever the reason is, if you are having knee pain now, you need to seek medical treatment immediately.
It is also important that you do not sign any paperwork or accept a final offer of compensation until you know the full extent of your injuries and how long you will be out of work healing and recovering.
If you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms of knee injuries, then you need to see your primary care doctor or visit the emergency room as soon as possible.
- unable to weight bear
- red discoloration
- warmth in the area
When you are in front of the doctor, explain your pain relating to your Florida work accident. They may take an MRI and/or X-ray to determine if you suffered a knee injury from your fall at work.
If you suffered a torn ligament such as an ACL, MCL, LCL, or PCL injury, you may need reconstructive surgery and require time off of work to heal. Often, employers do not understand how much time is needed to heal properly from knee injuries and they may pressure you to come back to work.
To protect your rights and to get the compensation you need and deserve, call a skilled Broward County workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] and receive a complimentary consultation today.