Joint Injuries and Workers Compensation
When you are injured in a job you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. One of the injuries that a person can get, and the one I will talk about today, is Joint Injuries.
Trauma to the joints is a common workplace injury. It doesn’t matter if you work in construction, warehouse, or office, you are still able to get injured.
Joints injuries can include injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist or finger, hip, knee, ankle, toes, neck, back, jaw, or spinal cord. As you can see there are a lot of body parts for which you are able to claim workers compensation for. If you are not sure if your injury qualifies for workers compensation, it is best to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to receive personalized attention.
Medical and Financial Benefits
A joint injury has many different consequences and well mostly all bad. Most importantly to this blog, is the fact that a joint injury can make it hard to perform tasks at your job. When this is the case it is important to file a workers’ compensation claim in order to get the medical and financial benefits that you deserve. The most important one is the medical benefits. The job you are in was the one that injured you so it is only fair that they help treat you. Monetary benefits are also important. Since you are not able to perform your job at a full capacity, you will most likely need financial support to supplement your loss of wages that you job injury is causing.
Joint injuries can happen for many different reasons. Sometimes it is one single event that caused the injury and sometimes it is a series of events during a period that led to the injury. Either way, when joint trauma happens, joint replacement surgery may be required. In extreme cases, the injury can end up being so severe that the worker is rendered permanently disabled.
NOTICE: Making a false or fraudulent Workers Compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.