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Common Injuries in Workers' Compensation Cases

There are a wide variety of injuries that can arise in the course of your employment. Regardless of the type of work-related injury that you or a loved one sustained, you should contact a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible after the injury occurs to ensure that your rights are protected. Some common workplace injuries are outlined below.

Injuries During Transport in the Course of Employment

Vehicle accidents are very common. Insurance companies may try to tell you that vehicle transportation is not covered by workers compensation. An experienced workers’ comp lawyer knows the law and will know how to prove that your vehicle accident was related to your employment.

Slip and/or Fall Injuries

A slip and fall can be compensable if there is an “increased risk” of a slip and fall that is created by your work environment or conditions. This can be a complex analysis. Many times the increased risk can be established by uneven or slippery flooring. It can also be established by the speed at which you are required to move during the course of your employment. In any event, it is so important that you have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer on your side to prove an increased risk.

Back Injuries

Lifting, bending, stooping, and pulling are common ways that an individual can hurt their back. Oftentimes, these incidents can cause serious injury to the spine, which may require surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. Insurance companies may pay temporary benefits, but they will fight to avoid paying for a surgery. Why? Because back surgery is not only more money in terms of medical expenses, but also because it will often increase the amount the insurance company will have to pay when your case is ready for settlement. You need an experienced workers’ comp lawyer to pursue payment for the appropriate medical treatment and resulting disability in a back injury case.

Brain Injuries

Being struck in the head is not only painful, but also carries the possibility of causing long-term brain injuries. Such trauma can range from mild to severe, depending on the force of the blow to the head as well as the speed and the weight of the object that strikes your head. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will know how to address the complex issues that arise during a brain injury case.

Repetitive Trauma

A repetitive motion performed in relation to your job may cause a compensable injury to part of your body. It may be very difficult to convince an insurance company to pay you for a repetitive trauma injury, especially if you are not represented by a lawyer Since there is no specific date of injury, an insurance company will likely tell you that it is not work related. The injury, which may ultimately require surgery, is caused by doing the same motion over and over and often becomes worse over time. An experienced workers’ comp lawyer will know how to establish the basis of a repetitive trauma injury and will also know how to prove it.

Contact The Davis Law Group, P.C.

If you or a loved one were injured at work, contact the Illinois worker’s compensation attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. for a free consultation. Our attorneys will work hard to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.

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