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A fall, a twist, or a turn, can all be causes to knee injuries. Often times it does not take much to injure your knee in the workplace.
The knee happens to be the largest joint in the body.The knee is a complex hinge type of synovial joint formed by tibia/ fibula, femur and patella. The knee is divided into compartments (medial, lateral and patellofemoral). Every knee has two menisci, two collaterals and two cruciate ligaments.
According to the Meritcare website, acute injuries are the most common cause of knee problems. Sudden (acute) injuries at work may be caused by a direct blow to the knee or from abnormal twisting, bending the knee, or falling on the knee. Pain, bruising, or swelling may be severe and develop within minutes of the injury. Nerves or blood vessels may be pinched or damaged during the injury. The knee or lower leg may feel numb, weak, or cold; tingle; or look pale or blue.
When you receive notice of a deposition, you will be required to attend the deposition at the time and location specified. Your attorney should meet with you before hand to go over your anticipated testimony and to answer any questions you may have.
I have never been one to get on my soapbox and point fingers but this issue has been bugging me as of late. I assume this has been something plaintiffs attorneys have been dealing with since the dawn of man. How does an injured worker, who has been denied workers’ compensation benefits, who does not have health insurance or access to MinnesotaCare, receive proper medical treatment immediately following a work related injury?
The answer: They do not.