Types of Workers' Compensation Claims
Back and Neck Injury
Heavy lifting, slip and fall accidents, or impacts to the back or neck can all damage your spinal cord and central nervous system.
The most common injuries include neck sprains/strains, pinched nerves, whiplash, and herniated discs. Some of the most severe back and neck injuries include partial or full paralysis.
Workers' Compensation in the state of California may cover all of the above types of back and neck injuries if they occurred while working. This means you may be covered even if your back/neck pain is the result of repetitive stress at work (not caused by a one time incident). Do not assume your injury will not be compensated only because the cause of the injury is unclear, contact us and we will advise you.
Getting your head rattled, struck, or shoved can lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussions, psychological damage, paralysis, or even death.
Workers' Compensation in California may cover all medical expenses, compensate any lost wages, and pay for any ongoing care necessary for your well being.
The impact of head injuries are not always immediately apparent, but rather become apparent overtime so do not assume your symptoms aren't linked to a work injury in the past. If you are unsure if the effects of your head injury are related to work, contact us so we cam advise you and work together on a plan of action.
Internal injuries refer to damages that are occurring inside your body. It includes any damage to the body's organs or blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and capillaries. Other internal injuries can include diseases or sicknesses that arose from your job.
Workers may not be able to identify internal injuries right away but may experience symptoms such as: bruises, fainting, dizziness, headache, chest pain, rapid pulse, weakness, and confusion.
Internal Injuries are serious and can lead to greater damage to the body if not treated quickly. Don't be afraid to seek medical attention and reach out to an attorney to get the help and advice you need.
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 of time 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 totally disabled.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel, also known as “repetitive stress injury,” occurs when severe pain targets your hands and wrists, thus affecting your ability to use your hands.
Carpal tunnel evolves gradually over months or years of doing a particular job, and can affect a wide range of workers: factory workers, office workers, and more.
Workers' Compensation benefits in the state of California may include surgery, medications, therapy, wage lost compensation, and disability benefits if the carpal tunnel condition was caused by your work duties.
If you are unclear if carpal tunnel could be linked to your employment, contact us and we will advise you.
Construction workers are the most at-risk employees for having a serious or fatal work injury.
Bad falls from various altitudes, injury involving heavy machinery, exposure to harmful chemicals like asbestos, and electric shock, are only some of the dangers construction workers face on a daily basis.
If you were injured, or if a loved one was killed by a construction accident, you may be entitled to collect the Workers' Compensation benefits. Contact us for a free consultation and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
No matter the cause of the injury for a healthcare professional - be it interactions with patients, a slip and fall, or exposure to diseases - if it occurred while on the job you may be covered by Workers' Compensation.
Contact us so we can help you collect the compensation you deserve.
Hand, Shoulder, or Elbow Injury
If you have injured your finger(s), hand(s), wrist(s), elbow(s), shoulder(s), or arm(s), while working even the slightest movement can be very painful and make it impossible to continue with your tasks. As a result of this, you may struggle with completing your job to the best of your ability and suffer a wage loss.
Workers' Compensation in the state of California can aid you in paying all medical expenses necessary for you to recover, as well as reimburse the wages you lost because of your injury.
No matter if the injury was caused by repetitive use or by a sudden accident, contact us and we can review your case.
Knee, Foot, or Ankle Injury
Workers’ Compensation in California may cover leg, knee, ankle, foot, and toe injuries that occur in the workplace, injuries.
The benefits of Workers’ Compensation include covering all therapy, surgery, and payment for disability while you are unable to return to work. A falling object, repetitive stress, over extension can cause serious injuries. Be sure to get the care you need.
Hearing loss can be a result of years of exposure to a noisy work environment. In California, Workers’ Compensation benefits cover hearing exams, hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, and more. You may also receive a payment for the loss of your hearing, which would be determined by the American Medical Association.
Contact us, and we will advise you further on the compensation you may be entitled to.
Psychiatric injuries can occur due to purely non-physical events within the work environment or they can come about as a result of a physical injury. If the psychiatric injury is a result of a physical injury it will likely only be compensated if it was the result of a violent act. If the psychiatric injury was due to a non-physical event it will require a more extensive investigation which can be a lengthy process.
In order to file a psychiatric workers’ compensation complaint you have to have been with your employer for at least six months.
If you need more information or have further questions, contact us and we can advise you.
Orthopedic injuries affect the musculoskeletal system, including the spine, and are very painful and debilitating injuries that are expensive to diagnose and treat.
These injuries however are still common in many occupations such as construction, logging, mining, etc.
These orthopedic injuries may be covered by Workers’ Compensation, so be sure to contact us to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
In many work environments, exposure to toxic and harmful chemicals/materials can damage workers' lungs or skin (on contact).
Often, this kind of injury occurs slowly over months or years. However, it can also occur in a shorter period of time or in a single incident too.
We know how to navigate the California Workers' Compensation system to secure your claim, so don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.