It’s possible you’re reading this at work. Maybe you’re at your desk, taking a couple minutes break from your job. If you’re like so many people in today’s economy, you probably work at least one (if not multiple) jobs where you perform certain physical tasks over and over again. This makes sense: you’re good at them, your employer recognizes that, and perhaps you’re even into the idea of the routine. But, after a lot of work, even the most diligent, conscientious worker can find that their body breaks down on them a bit. That’s where an orthopedic injury attorney from our firm can help.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Many of the orthopedic injuries that we see from our clients are injuries that come about as a result of repetitive stress. When you do the same task over and over again for many years, you get good at it. Unfortunately, that can also take a real toll on your body, too. We’ve had so many administrative workers come to our injury attorney because they developed carpal tunnel or something similar. Doing the same thing for years and years can cause a significant amount of damage. When that occurs, you deserve to be compensated for it.
Of course, many of the orthopedic injuries that we see don’t necessarily result from just repetitive stress. Unfortunately, we tend to see plenty that are a result of a lack of safety focus from the employer on the job, too. Too many warehouse workers and folks in similar environments just receive very little safety considerations whatsoever. Yes, a company has to make money, and that often means that the workers have to work hard for long hours at a fast pace, but all of that can take too high a toll on workers. When employers are injured through being pushed too hard in an unsafe environment, we can be there.
These injuries can occur practically anywhere in the body. For the most part, they appear in what are called “soft tissue” areas. That means the shoulder, neck, elbow, hands, fingers, wrist – those areas. The ones that you probably use day in and day out at your company. Fortunately, many of these injuries can heal over time, with the proper treatment. Not all of them will, but regardless, if you suffer them through the course of doing your job, you deserve to be compensated.
An Orthopedic Injury Attorney for You
When you’ve been hurt as a result of doing your job, you can receive workers compensation. That’s not just us saying that through some kind of optimism, that’s California law. Unfortunately, the law can be difficult to navigate at best. While you are entitled to compensation, it’s important to get as much compensation as possible for your injuries. After all, when you’re injured on the job, it’s an incredibly difficult process to go through. Depending on the severity of your injury, the recovery process could be difficult indeed.
Hopefully, when you’re hurt at work, you bounce back quickly. Maybe you only need some medical treatment, a bit of rest, and then you’re ready to go again. Unfortunately, that’s not often the case. Many injuries require rehab, extended hospital stays, plenty of medicines, and so forth. So many of us, even those who budget properly don’t have the money or the insurance for those kinds of treatments.
This is where workers compensation can come in. We can help you through this difficult process. With us at your side, we can do everything in our power to ensure that you receive as much compensation for your injuries as possible. In many cases, that can cover your medical treatment, making sure that you don’t have to pay for those bills. It could also cover any lost wages, what you would have made had you been able to continue working, and so forth. You work hard at what you do, and you certainly didn’t ask to be injured. We work to get you everything that you deserve.
Being Rejected is Not the End
So many prospective clients that we’ve spoken to tell us some variation of: “well, I applied for workers compensation. But, my claim was rejected, so I figure that’s it for me.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The workers compensation process, alas, isn’t exactly weighted in favor of the employee. You could’ve been rejected for any number of reasons. Just because you were, that doesn’t mean that you should have to give up your chance to be compensated for your injuries. We’ve helped so many over the years to get the compensation they deserve even after they were initially rejected. We’re always glad to sit down with prospective clients and see how we can help. For a free case evaluation, message us through our site or call (818) 875-3080 and talk to an Orthopedic Injury Attorney.