Ankle & Knee FELA Lawyers for Repetitive & Cumulative Injuries
- Ankle and Knee injuries are often seen in FELA workers due to the day in and day out walking that occurs on uneven surfaces. Obviously, the ballast causes wear and tear upon the ankle joint, tendons and ligaments found in the foot. Equally at risk, is the knee ligaments and tendons. These Cumulative injuries are compensable under FELA law but it is imperative to have FELA lawyers that have handled these types of claims. Often times, your orthopedic doctor does not actually have the “specific” job requirements that you do and, therefore, the doctor simply attributes your wear and tear to old age or congenital [inherited] ;
- Usually ballast in the yard is larger than main line ballast and the railroad knows this. Instead of placing the “walking ballast” in the yards, they continued to use the larger ballast for cost and profit reasons. This placement of the carrier’s “pocket book” in front of the health and welfare of their employees is a practice that must be stopped. These injuries cause a great deal of pain and can lead to the need for ankle fusions and knee replacements in advanced situations;
- Hip and lower back repetitive injuries. Often times, the injuries that cause ankle and knee injuries also cause hip and low back problems. In fact, simply because of ankle and knee problems, the injured worker’s natural favoring of the “good” ankle or knee when one walks can actually lead to low back problems later in life.
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