Leg and Knee Injury Lawyer in Illinois
Many jobs require employees to stand for long periods of time, which can lead to long-term knee and leg injuries. In addition, workers may suffer serious injuries such as ACL tears, broken femurs, or permanent knee joint damage as a result of unsafe conditions or employer negligence. In any of these situations, you may need expensive physical therapy or even total knee replacement surgery to fully heal your injuries and restore healthy leg function. If you are temporarily or permanently unable to work due to a leg or knee injury, you shouldn’t have to pay for these medical expenses out of pocket. Stephen R. Martay is an experienced workers’ comp and personal injury lawyer in Illinois who is very experienced with leg and knee injuries. He can help you seek compensation from the responsible party to cover the cost of surgery or any other type of treatment for your leg/knee injury.
Whether you’ve injured your leg or knee at work or in a vehicle accident, Attorney Stephen R. Martay can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical treatment and make sure you get a fair settlement. He will investigate the circumstances of your injury thoroughly to determine the best possible course of action for your situation. Stephen will stand behind you and provide aggressive representation in your case. He will do everything in his power to secure a favorable outcome for you and your family.
Recovery periods for knee and leg injuries vary. If there is ligament damage, you will likely be out of work for a longer period of time than you would for a sprain or strain. Regardless of the length of your recovery, however, you deserve to be compensated. Attorney Stephen R. Martay can help to prove the validity of your claim and settle any disputes that may arise. Stephen operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay a fee unless your claim is successful. Contact him today to arrange a free initial consultation and start discussing your case.
Common Types of Leg and Knee Injuries
An injury to any part of your leg or knee can cause long-term complications. Some common examples of leg and knee injuries that can occur either inside or outside of the workplace include:
Meniscus Tears/Ligament Tears
The menisci, or the soft pieces of cartilage between the upper and lower leg bones that cushion the knee, can be strained by excessive or forceful twisting of the knee. A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. While meniscus and ligament tears (the anterior cruciate ligament or medial collateral ligament, for example) are common among athletes, they can also occur as the result of a car crash or slip-and-fall accident.
A direct blow to the leg can easily cause a fracture in your tibia, patella, or femur. While leg fractures can heal over time with immobilization, you will still likely need financial compensation while you are out of work. If your workers’ comp claim for your knee or leg injury has been denied or minimized, seek out a knowledgeable attorney such as Stephen R. Martay. Over the years, Stephen has helped many workplace accident victims in Illinois file successful claims.
In dislocation, the bones in your knee are forced out of normal alignment, which can cause severe pain, swelling, and instability. A dislocated knee may leave you unable to walk for a period of time, or even completely prevent you from moving or extending your leg. Dislocations are serious knee injuries that may require surgery. Fortunately, you’re not in it alone—Attorney Stephen R. Martay can help to secure compensation for surgery and other medical expenses.
Stephen R. Martay Can Negotiate with Your Employer’s Insurer
With a proven track record for success in Illinois, Stephen R. Martay is known as one of the state’s most reliable and knowledgeable workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys. He will evaluate your case in great detail to ensure that you receive the full amount you’re owed under Illinois law. There are several nuances in workers’ compensation laws involving leg injuries.
With over 11 years of experience as a leg and knee injury attorney, Stephen has extensive knowledge of Illinois workers’ compensation laws and can determine how they may apply to your situation. He can help you recover compensation for any of the following expenses and more:
Lost Wages: When a serious leg or knee injury puts you out of work, you deserve to be paid 2/3rds of your average weekly wage (better known as TTD) while you recover. Illinois workers’ comp law is designed to guarantee injured employees a certain amount in benefits, but insurance companies are notorious for underpaying. As your attorney, Stephen will negotiate your claim to ensure you receive the money you deserve.
Surgery: Total knee replacement, ACL repair and meniscus repair are complex and invasive surgical procedures that can unfortunately cause complications in some patients. If an on-the-job knee injury necessitates replacement or another type of surgery, you are entitled to monetary compensation for any long term effects of the injury.
Physical Therapy: After a serious leg or knee injury, physical therapy is usually beneficial and often crucial to help patients regain full functionality and normal use of their legs. Physical therapy can be very expensive, which is why Attorney Stephen R. Martay is committed to securing the highest possible payout from your employer’s insurance company.
Stephen can provide you with personalized attention and representation every step of the way.
By partnering with a skilled leg injury attorney such as Stephen R. Martay, you can significantly increase your chances of being approved for workers’ compensation and receiving the maximum benefit amount.