Falls are a common injury in every industry. The types of injuries that can result from a fall could vary widely and affect your life for quite some time. For instance, a work-related knee injury could keep a Pennsylvania resident away from work and dealing with a problematic recovery, especially for those who move around a lot while going about their work duties.
Depending on the height from which a Pennsylvania worker falls, he or she could fracture the knee cap, or the ends of the tibia and/or femur where they meet under it. A dislocated knee, tears in the anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments, or tears in the tendons or meniscus can cause excruciating pain. A person who recently had a fall at work and is now suffering pain in the knee may want to go to a doctor as soon as possible.
The damage could only get worse without medical intervention. In these uncertain times, any time away from work could cause serious financial issues or make existing ones worse. Even so, when an injury occurs at work, the injured party must report the incident. Getting medical attention right away preserves the right to file a claim for benefits. Moreover, failing to get the injury treated could end up prolonging recovery or even cause permanent damage.
No one should feel as though they cannot report an injury and seek needed medical treatment. A work-related knee injury could not only keep a person from working, but also from taking part in activities he or she enjoyed prior to it. Filing a workers’ compensation claim could mean receiving benefits to help with medical expenses, a portion of income and more depending on the circumstances.