Lower Body Injuries
Depending upon the nature of your occupation, you may need to spend a substantial portion of the workday on your feet. Retail salespersons, waiters and waitresses, construction workers, and countless others put their lower body under ongoing and intense daily stress with little or no time to rest during a shift. Because these positions are so heavily dependent on one’s mobility and the endurance of the legs and feet, any workplace injury to the lower extremities can leave a worker unable to perform the required duties for a considerable period of time.
To help counter the adverse financial effects and ensure that you receive the medical attention that you need, North Carolina employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance. For help with filing a claim or to ask questions about why it is important to do so, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation attorneys of the Law Office of Sam Scudder at 919-851-3311.
The feet each contain dozens of bones, joints, and tendons, so the potential for injury should be quickly apparent. The legs, knees, ankles, and feet bear weight and are subject to flexion and torsion in walking, turning, bending, and other essential job-related movements. As a result, any part of the lower body can become seriously injured. Some of the most common problems include:
- Fractures of the tibia and fibula
- Patellar fractures
- Tarsal and metatarsal fractures
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) tears
- Achilles tendon tears
We have been serving injured North Carolina workers for more than 15 years. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation attorneys of the Law Office of Sam Scudder at 919-851-3311 to learn how we can help you.