COMMON WORKPLACE INJURIES

Arms, Legs and Hands

Sports figures are not the only workers who sustain occupational injuries to their extremities. Everyday workers also have torn shoulder rotator cuffs, broken fingers or a “blown meniscus” in their knees. These painful injuries may happen to everyone from clerical assistants to construction workers to truck drivers.

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Repetitive motion injuries: carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, Gunyon canal syndrome, or rotator cuff syndrome

A work injury is not always caused by a sudden or immediate accident. In many cases, the work-related injury occurs over time. These cases are generally called “cumulative trauma disorder”, “occupational overuse syndrome”, or “repetitive strain injuries.” The most “well-known” repetitive motion injury manifests itself as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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Head and Brain Injuries

As one can imagine, head and brain injuries are generally the most costly type of workers’ compensation claims to the injured worker as well as the Employer. More than 5 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Not surprisingly most of these head injuries occur as a result of car accidents and falls arising out of and in the course of employment.

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Back, neck and spinal cord injuries that happen at work

An injury to the spine may cause pain stemming from the employee’s low back to the base of her neck. These injuries may cause a tremendous amount of pain and immobility that may affect even the simplest of everyday activities. In a workers’ compensation setting,

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Depression and counseling needs after a workplace injury

The impact of a workers’ compensation case can be significant and life changing for the injured workers and their loved ones. In addition to the physical injuries, the workers may develop ongoing emotional scars long after the workplace accident happened. Some workers may suffer from clinical depression as a result of the work-related accident.

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Loss of Life

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