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Does knee joint replacement qualify for workmans comp?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Sometimes: It really depends on whether there was a specific injury that caused the knee arthritis or flareup of underlying arthritis. In most cases, it isn't a great idea to claim a knee replacement needs to be done under the workers compensation carrier and place that kind of burden on your employer. That's is what medical insurance is for.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is?Knee joint replacement?Covered?By work comp?

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Dr. Francis Kempf
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Depends: There is no absolute answer. Worker's compensation will cover a knee replacement if the knee was injured on the job or caused by the job. Workers compensation experts will determine if the knee injury was a chronic problem or if it was caused by the occupation or workplace.
Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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