Fort Pierce Work Injury Lawyer
It’s important to understand that workers’ compensation benefits are not only available in the wake of traumatic accidents. Certainly, when a construction worker falls off a roof or a factory worker is injured due to malfunctioning machinery, workers’ compensation benefits are available to help these injury victims cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and job retraining (if necessary). However, workers’ compensation benefits are also available for injuries that develop on the job, over time. These injuries are commonly referred to as “repetitive stress injuries” and they can develop in office workers just as commonly as they can develop in construction workers. Regardless of what industry you’re in, if completing the same motions again and again over time have left you injured, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced Fort Pierce work injury lawyer can advise you of whether your particular work injury may make you eligible for this kind of compensation.
Repetitive Stress Injury – Workers’ Comp Considerations
Americans generally pride themselves on “powering through” injury and illness. Especially in some industries, continuing to navigate one’s job while managing an injury (and often without seeking medical care) is treated as a badge of honor. The primary problem with this approach is that failing to attend to an injury or illness can lead that medical condition to worsen over time. Say that you’re an office worker and your body is starting to show signs that you may be developing carpal tunnel syndrome. If you don’t treat this condition and work with your doctor and employer to make your work situation less injurious, your condition could become debilitating over time. This is one reason why it’s both important to seek medical attention for repetitive stress injuries and to speak with a Fort Pierce work injury lawyer about your condition, regardless of how far it has progressed. Whether you’re in the early stages of a RSI or your condition has rendered you unable to work, both medical and legal professionals may be able to help you manage your situation more successfully.
Legal Assistance Is Available
In addition to repetitive stress injuries and injuries caused by one-time trauma, workers’ compensation benefits may be available for victims of work-related conditions that have exacerbated preexisting conditions. There are many scenarios under which an employee may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. As a result, it is important to speak with an experienced Fort Pierce work injury lawyer from Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt instead of making assumptions about your legal situation. Many workers dismiss the idea that they could be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits before they have received legal guidance to the contrary. Others are fearful of submitting a claim because they worry that doing so will inspire their employers to retaliate. Please, instead of making assumptions about your options (or lack thereof), speak with our Fort Pierce work injury lawyer team today. Once we learn more about the details of your situation, we’ll be able to provide you with personalized guidance and support. We look forward to speaking with you.