At work, you can be injured in many different ways. Most of us don’t realize that. It’s easy to go through your day not realizing that you can be hurt on the job. After all, when you’re at work, you’re focused on your job. Doing your job well is what you’re thinking about; not protecting yourself. For most of us, when we hear “on the job injury,” we tend to think of a construction worker being harmed by a piece of machinery, or someone slipping and falling down a flight of stairs. However, there are many ways that a person can be injured on the job. In this blog, we’ll go over some different kinds of injuries and how our workers compensation settlement attorney can help you get what you deserve.
Workers Compensation Settlement Attorney on Orthopedic Injuries
Orthopedic injuries are different than other injuries you might suffer at work. Many of these are what’s called “repetitive stress” injuries. Those are injuries where some action, done over and over gain (often for years) has lead to an injury. While many people are injured by dropping something on their foot while at work, or some other injury that occurs in an instant, many others are hurt and worn down over time. The ODG Law Group can help you to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries no matter what kind of injury you’ve suffered.
For most of us, the work day is spent on the computer typing. The more you type, the faster you are, eventually, too many get these injuries. They occur when the median nerve is compressed too much. That’s one of the major nerves in the hand, so as you might imagine, these injuries have sever e consequences. People who suffer from this feel sharp pain, eerie numbness or even a tingling that won’t stop. As with all other workplace injuries, we always recommend that you get help as quickly as possible. With these injuries that’s especially important, as nerve damage could result. Surgery may be required. Should that be the case, you shouldn’t have to pay for that surgery. We can help you to get compensation to pay for your medical bills.
Injuries to the Neck
We tend not to think of our necks as vulnerable. Even if you’re in great shape, neck injuries are all too common in American workplaces. Slip and fall, auto accidents, whiplash and more – the sheer amount of neck injuries our clients have come into our offices with over the years is truly staggering. Neck injuries can be especially worrisome because it can hard to judge their severity. With these injuries, the hope is that they’re only soft tissue injuries. While awful, those heal relatively quickly. Fractures and dislocation neck injuries can lead to paralysis and other spinal cord problems. Should you require long term or short term care, the ODG Law Group has a track record of getting customers the compensation they deserve.
“Lift With Your Back, Not Your Knees”
The advice many of us were given by our parents as children still holds true in adulthood. Lifting with your back as opposed to your knees can put less strain on your body. However, if you work a job where you have to lift heavy items quite often, eventually that will take a significant toll on your back and knees. No matter how good of shape you’re in, nor how conscientious you are about being careful, your back and your knees could be injured. We’ve gotten significant workers compensation settlements for our clients who have suffered knee pain, tendon pain, meniscal tears as well as spinal cord and other injuries to the back.
No matter the kind of injury you have, it’s imperative that you let your supervisor/boss know. Filing for workers compensation in California has to be done quickly. In many cases, you have to file within 30 days. That’s not quite a month but just over four weeks. Sure, it may sound like a lot of time, but it’s really not. It’s especially not a long period of time if you put it off or really don’t want to do it. We understand reticence about filing for workers compensation. It may seem like your company would retaliate against you in some way, if not outright fire you. Thankfully, that’s illegal.
That’s where our attorneys come in. We can help you to get the compensation you deserve for any kind of injury. Maybe you were hurt in the blink of an eye; maybe this is an injury that has been building for decades upon decades. No matter the injury or the circumstances, we can help. To schedule a free consultation with us about your case, simply send us a message through our website. Or, alternately, you can give us a call at (818) 975-3080.