Workers’ Compensation: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a crippling and debilitating condition that can keep people from functioning normally. This includes being able to get up and go to work every day and perform their job. Depending on the circumstances, they may be able to qualify for workers’ compensation that could cover their lost wages and the cost of their treatment. Requirements for a PTSD Workers’ Compensation Claims California law allows for workers’ compensation for PTSD subject to the following: PTSD has been diagnosed by a medical professional, and it requires medical treatment The employee has been on the job for six

2021-10-12T04:15:10+00:00October 30th, 2021|

Workers’ Compensation: Knee Injuries

Falls at work are one of the most common on-the-job injuries. Workers may slip on the floor or simply lose their balance. When that happens, their limbs are at risk. One of the most common fall-related injuries happens to the knee. This joint can be disrupted when it is twisted at an unusual angle. The knee needs stability to function properly, and the fall could cause the following injuries: Torn ACL - the anterior cruciate ligament is a connective tissue that is a key part of the knee. A tear can lead to swelling and instability, and it requires reconstructive

2021-10-12T04:03:57+00:00October 24th, 2021|

Workers’ Compensation: Head Injuries

Employees can suffer a head injury on the job in a number of different accidents. The main workplace cause of head injuries is a slip and fall accident. In addition, the employee may be struck by a flying piece of debris. Most work-related head injuries will involve some sort of trauma to the head. Nearly one in every ten workers’ compensation injuries nationwide can be head injuries. Roughly 60% of workers’ compensation claims for head injuries involve a TBI. Most other head injuries will involve skull fractures or lacerations. Anytime the head is involved, the injured worker needs extensive medical

2021-10-12T03:57:10+00:00October 18th, 2021|

Workers’ Compensation: Degenerative Disc and Joint Disorder

You have the legal right to file a workers' compensation claim if a work-related injury aggravates or accelerates your degenerative disc disease or joint disorder. Depending on the specifics of your claim, you could be entitled to receive benefits that might include total or partial disability payments or a cash settlement. Unfortunately, there's substantial confusion concerning the right of an injured worker to obtain workers' comp benefits for aggravation of a preexisting injury, particularly as it relates to degenerative disc disease or joint disorder. Meeting with a knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer about these conditions will help you determine the right

2021-10-12T03:43:49+00:00October 10th, 2021|

Workers’ Compensation: Back Injuries

The back is often the part of the body that is most likely to be injured by physical labor because of the strain involved. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million employees suffer work-related back injuries each year. In fact, one in every five workplace injuries is to the back. Back injuries can be painful and debilitating. They could even require multiple surgeries to correct if they can even be fixed at all. In the meantime, the injured worker incurs medical bills and cannot earn a living because they are missing time from work. When their

2021-10-12T03:32:09+00:00October 3rd, 2021|
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