Knee Injury

Knee Injury Lawyers - Orzoff Law Offices
Knee Injury Lawyers

Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Helping injured workers for 43 years!
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Many different kinds of on-the-job activities can lead to a serious knee injury. From twisting injuries, to broken kneecaps, to meniscus tears, to 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, Illinois workers’ compensation is supposed to be there for you. 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. Our attorneys serve knee injury victims throughout the Chicago metro area, with convenient locations in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.

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 $750,000.00.

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 pre-existing 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 fourty-five days to notify your employer of your knee injury. If you had a pre-existing 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.

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Illinois workers’ compensation FAQ

Contact a dedicated and caring workers’ compensation knee injury lawyer today at the Orzoff Law Offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.

Workers’ compensation is sometimes referred to as workman’s comp or work comp.

Does Your case Have Merit?

When you contact Orzoff Law Offices, you will receive a free initial consultation to answer your questions and focus on your goals. Call 847-564-0285 or send us an email using our quick contact form.