Leg, Knee & Ankle Injuries
Statistics reveal that each year, thousands of individuals in the United States are afflicted by ankle, knee, and leg injuries. Some of the most common ways in which these injuries occur include falling debris, heavy machinery accidents, car accidents, and slips, trips, and falls. While these accidents can result in less serious injuries including sprains or strains, there is also the possibility that more serious can occur that require substantial medical treatment and a long period of rehabilitation. If you receive any type of leg, knee, or ankle injury, it is a wise to contact an experienced attorney who will fight to make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
The Various Type of Leg, Knee, and Ankle Injuries
The lower part of a person’s body including their legs, knees, and ankles are susceptible to both being seriously injured due to an accident as well as susceptible to damage caused by being worn down from constant movement and repetition. Some of the most common types of leg, knee, and ankle injuries include the following:
- ACL and Meniscus tears.
- Anterior cruciate ligament tears.
- Broken ankles, feet, legs, or toes.
- Calf strains and sprains.
- Chondromalacia or “runner’s knee”.
- Crush injuries.
- Dislocated or ruptured tendons located in a person’s ankles or knees.
- Fractured patella.
- Knee replacement surgeries.
- Lateral collateral ligament tears.
- Medial collateral ligaments tears.
- Medial meniscus tear or torn cartilage.
- Multiple joint disease.
- Osteomyelitis or septic arthritis.
- Plantar fasciitis or “heel spurs”.
- Posterior cruciate ligaments tears.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Rupture of a person’s Achilles tendon.
- Shin splints.
- Sprained or strained ankles.
- Stress fractures.
Advice to Reduce the Risk of Leg, Ankle, and Knee Injuries
There are several steps that individuals can take to reduce the risk of their lower extremities being injured. Some of these steps include the following:
- Avoid exercise or sports related injuries by gradually getting into shape rather than straining these body parts by pushing your body too much.
- Discuss anti-inflammatory medications with your physician.
- Ensure that there is adequate lighting wherever you are walking.
- Exercise to keep your lower extremities strong. Walking is one of the best exercises for strengthening a person’s bones. It is also a wise idea to make sure that a person is walking in the proper fashion to avoid being injured.
- Improve your diet to strengthen your ankles, knees, and legs.
- Never carry heavy objects that can substantially damage your knees.
- Make sure that the workplace is clean of obstacles that could lead to falls.
- Think twice before engaging in activities that cause knee damages including football, running, or tennis.
- Throw away slippery rugs that could result in slip and fall accidents.
Obtain the Assistance of a Kentucky Injury Lawyer
Not only can knee, leg, and ankle injuries substantially impact a person’s job performance and safety, in some cases continuing to work with these injuries can result in permanent damage being incurred to a person’s body. At Roberts Law Office, we are not afraid to fight for the compensation that you deserve from the party responsible for your accident. Our law office accepts all cases on a contingency basis, which means that you are not fee unless our legal counsel is successful in obtaining compensation for you. This compensation can include emotional suffering, loss of future income, lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and repairs of property damage. Do not hesitate to contact our law office today to obtain the assistance of a skilled accident attorney who can help you take control of what can seem like an overwhelming situation.