Knee pain can impact virtually every aspect of your life, from enjoying exercise to completing even the simplest of household tasks. If your own knee injury happened at work, it is essential that you get the right help and treatment as soon as possible. Unfortunately, North Carolina workers’ compensation law does not necessarily make this process easy.
Knee injuries can affect anyone
It does not take much to cause a serious knee injury. Virtually anyone working in any industry might slip and hit his or her knee, twist it during a fall or be hit on the knee by another object. No matter how you suffered your own knee injury, you should know that knee pain can:
- Persist after surgery
- Require multiple surgeries
- Be expensive to treat
In North Carolina, workers’ compensation only pays out if a knee injury was the result of an accident. This means that even if you did indeed hurt your knee at work, you cannot receive benefits unless it was during a workplace accident. This prevents victims just like you from getting the help they need to recover and move forward with their lives.
Do not leave your own future up to chance. If you are suffering from a work-related knee injury, then workers’ compensation benefits can help you cover your related medical bills as well as any lost wages. You should be sure to learn as much as possible about these benefits and how they relate to your injuries, which you can do by visiting our website.