Kansas City Torn ACL Attorney
A torn ACL can have major implications, especially for individuals who need to move for work or who are athletes. ACL tears can result from a myriad of situations, including car accidents, work-related injuries, sports-related injuries, slips and falls, and so forth.
If you or a loved one suffered a torn ACL at work or due to the negligence of another, it is important to seek out the legal expertise of a Kansas City torn ACL attorney.
Torn ACLs in Sports-Related Injuries
One of the most common causes of a torn ACL is related to various high-impact sports, including football, hockey, soccer, and even sports like tennis (which require a significant amount of start-and-stop sprints). In many cases of sports-related ACL tears, there is no cause for a personal injury lawsuit. For example, ACLs can be genetically constructed, meaning that weak and easibly tearable ACLs may run in some families.
However, there are instances where a torn ACL may be the fault or due to the negligence of another party. As an example, imagine a coach instructs his/her athletes to “max out” on the squat machine once a week. Athletes that don’t max out aren’t given prefered treatment on the playing field. One athlete, while playing football, tears his/her ACL. In this case, the coach’s forced and continued insistance on using excessive weights on the squat machine may make the coach liable for the injury.
Other instances of sports-related ACL tears can occur from excessive training or through clear instances of assault on the playing field (such as a hockey player slashing his/her stick at another’s knees).
Torn ACLs in Work-Related Injuries
Next to sports-related injuries, torn ACLs often occur at the workplace. Workplace-related ACL tears can result from forceful and repeated strenuous lifting, unmarked danger zones (such as a wet area of floor), and a lack of proper care for employee ergonomics. Regardless of the cause of injury, if it happened during your duties at work, your workers’ compensation should cover medical expenses.
If your employer has not initiated a workers’ comp plan or the insurer is not offering fair and reasonable compensation, you should seek out the guidance of an attorney experienced in employment law.
Torn ACL Complications
Unfortunately, not treating an ACL injury can lead to some very serious consequences, including arthritis or further tears in the knee’s meniscus. Having pain-free motion in the knee is essential for many jobs, including carpenters, plumbers, waiters, and even office employees who have to sit at a desk for long periods of time.
If treating the ACL, the extensive treating time can be exhaustive and frustrating, while also resulting in thousands in medical costs and physical therapy.
Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers at Popham Law
No matter the cause of your ACL injury, it is important to get treatment as soon as possible to try and mitigate any further, debiliating conditions. At the same time, however, if the injury was caused by or due to the negligence of another, you may want to contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney to see if you have a lawsuit.
With free consultations, the lawyers at Popham Law will be happy to speak with you about your injury and the circumstances surrounding the injury. If we decide to take on the case, we’ll devote substantial resources to holding the responsible party(s) accountable and, hopefully, getting you fair and reasonable compensation.
To speak with the torn ACL attorneys at Popham Law, you can call our KC law office today at (816) 221-2288 or (844) 243-2288 (toll free).