Types of Workers Comp Injuries
The Philadelphia workers comp law firm of Nass Cancelliere outline and explain the types of injuries that are covered by workers’ compensation, including slip & fall, construction, motor vehicle, and industrial accidents, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Workers comp law provides coverage for a wide variety of on-the-job related illnesses and injuries. Some of the most commonly-occurring claims are detailed below.
Slip and Fall Accidents
These are exactly what they sound like – injuries that result when a worker slips on a spilled liquid, on an inadequately maintained staircase, or any other job site obstruction that results in a fall with injuries.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you are driving either your car or a company-owned vehicle and are injured in an accident while in the act of performing your job (making a delivery, transporting building materials, etc.), you are entitled to compensatory damages under workers’ comp.
These are often the most damaging of accidents, resulting in severe bodily harm or even death. Construction is a high-risk job, at which you can be injured by falling off a beam, being struck by falling building material, or by machinery failure. Workers comp is responsible for covering any and all expenses that you or your family incurs as a result.
These often involve machinery or equipment failures, electrical accidents, or falls while on the job. Again, workers compensation covers these types of accidents.
Chemical and Toxic Exposures, Including Asbestos
Considered a subset of industrial accidents, these exposures may be harmful or fatal although, particularly in the case of asbestos, the full damage may not become known until years after exposure. Workers comp can help cover your medical bills, current and future, as well as any lost wages following exposure.
While any kind of work inevitably involves stressful situations, workplace stress involves long-term damage and treatment for stress-related disorders such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other psychological or physical stress disorders. While workers comp insurance should cover treatment and provide other benefits, you may need an attorney to help prove your condition was caused by workplace stress.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A painful and usually chronic condition caused by repetitive motions such as typing, repetitive factory line work, or similar activities. Carpal tunnel may be relieved by surgery in some cases, in others, it may be permanently disabling. Again, workers’ comp insurance is required to cover this condition and its associated costs to you.
Contact the dedicated attorneys at Nass Cancelliere in Philadelphia today
If you need help with these or any other workers comp claims, contact the Philadelphia workers compensation attorneys of Nass Cancelliere. They will fight for your rights and see to it that you receive the full compensation for your illness or injury to which you are legally entitled. Call us at 215-546-8200, or contact us through our web form at any time.