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WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUFFER AN INJURY AT WORKPLACE?


Types of Workplace Accidents & Injuries


★ WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS & PHYSICAL INJURIES California workers compensation provides medical care and replacement income for a work-related injury. You are entitled to these benefits whether you were hurt in an accident or you were simply performing your job. Even serious and straightforward claims for physical injuries are commonly denied, delayed or diminished.


Type Of Physical Injury, Including: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Head trauma and brain injury Back injuries and neck injuries Loss of limb or severed fingers Broken bones Knee injuries and foot injuries Shoulder injuries Serious lacerations or scarring Nerve damage Burns and smoke inhalation Eye injury Fatal injuries (death claims)


★ STRESS-RELATED CLAIMS Most of us know that work is one of the leading causes of stress. What we do not often think about is how detrimental work-related mental health issues can become.


High-stress jobs often have the same complaints: Being overworked Poor management Working in unsafe conditions No opportunity for advancement ● Being unhappy with their work ● Seeing traumatic events ● And more ● ● ● ●

High-stress jobs ● ● ● ● ●

Social work Teachers Truck drivers Management positions Medical professionals


★ REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES Repetitive motion injuries, also known as overuse injuries or cumulative trauma injuries, can be very disabling. Without proper medical treatment and reasonable allowances by the employer, the injury can lead to permanent nerve damage, chronic pain, lost range of motion or disfigurement. Repetitive motion injuries commonly result in the same types of injuries.


Common Repetitive Motion Injuries Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrists and hands Shoulder injuries (rotator cuff, torn labrum) Tendinitis of the elbow or knee Lower back strains from repeated lifting, bending or hunching ● Vibration injuries in the hands and fingers ● ● ● ●


★ OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE Workers of certain professions may be more prone to work-related skin injuries than others. Particularly, if a worker is exposed to any of the mentioned factors such as; chemical, physical or biological agents or mechanical trauma, he or she is more likely to develop occupational skin conditions than those who are not exposed. As a rule of thumb, workers in the following industries are at risk of skin conditions and diseases: healthcare, food service, beauty, cleaning, painting, construction, and others.


★ COMPENSABLE CONSEQUENCE CLAIMS A compensable consequence is a new health problem that results from the original injury, such as complications of a back injury. Examples of compensable consequences might include: ● ● ● ● ● ●

Carpal tunnel in one hand that leads to overuse syndrome in the other Nerve damage as a complication of surgery for a workplace injury A fall down the stairs when a work-damaged knee buckles A neck injury in a car crash en route to physical therapy for a work injury An addiction to painkillers stemming from a work-induced back injury Clinical depression resulting from a shoulder injury that won’t heal


Susan E. Fields Workers Compensation Attorney Los Angeles


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What To Do If You Suffer An Injury At Workplace?  

California workers compensation provides medical care and replacement income for a work-related injury. Even serious and straightforward cla...

What To Do If You Suffer An Injury At Workplace?  

California workers compensation provides medical care and replacement income for a work-related injury. Even serious and straightforward cla...

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