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Workplace injuries aren't simply injuries

When most workers hear the phrase "workplace injury," they immediately think of a single accident. Slipping on material littering the factory floor, crush injuries in a machine press, scaffolding collapse or an item falling from a high shelf striking their head and neck -- these are all situations that could lead to a serious bodily injury. However, workers are encouraged to consider other types of injuries when thinking about their workers' compensation claim.

While single-accident injuries are prevalent, workers can be hurt numerous ways while on the job. For example:

  • Repetitive stress injuries: The most common form here is carpal tunnel syndrome, but it is not limited to that one condition. Workers on a factory line, for example, might be required to move a carton from one location to another location dozens of times each day for months or years at a time. This repeated lifting and twisting motion can put undue stress on the legs, knees and back. A muscle strain, ruptured tendon or torn cartilage can severely limit mobility and strength in the future.
  • Workplace diseases: As was discussed in a previous post, occupational diseases can be devastating, life-long conditions. These can include lung diseases (asbestosis, silicosis or coal miners' black lung), skin diseases (eczema, sunburn or skin cancer), computer vision syndrome or lead poisoning.

A workplace injury can lead to serious, life-long conditions that might require surgery, physical therapy or a lifetime of taking medication for either pain or symptom management. Even though the process of filing a workers' compensation claim might seem straightforward, it is wise to seek the counsel of an attorney with experience handling these types of cases.

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