Most people work in a profession they love, while others work to get by. Whatever the case may be, even the best or worst job can cause both stress and work-related injuries. Whether it’s an injury from office work or an accident on the road while driving for your job; you have the ability to get workers’ compensation for the hazards you face while working for your employer.
What Are Stress Injuries?
It’s difficult to think that you can become injured or harmed just by sitting at a desk or doing your regular job, but the truth of the matter is that you can. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common stress injury. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens mainly to people who work in sewing, cleaning or people who spend a majority of time working with their hands and wrists. Other stress injuries can happen to people who too spend much time in a chair, stressing their back, or those who stand for a long period of time; where you could end up with circulation stress injuries.
Perhaps you have to drive as a part of your job profile. What if you are involved in an accident while on the job? Car accidents can cause serious and expensive injuries. By knowing that you can get workers’ compensation, this will help you through difficult times when lose the ability to go back to work.
How Can I Get Workers’ Compensation?
It may take some paperwork and time for you to get the workers’ compensation you deserve, but it’s certainly worth it. You will need to file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer and have extensive documentation of your injury—including the circumstances leading up to what caused the incident. Medical bills, pay stubs and hospital information can help you with back up information when seeking workers’ compensation.
If your current employer isn’t assisting you while you work to get your compensation, you are also able file a civil lawsuit.
All of this may seem like a bit much to deal with on your own, and hiring a lawyer to help you get the workers’ compensation for either stress injuries or accidents on the job, can truly make a world of a difference.
A Competent and Winning Lawyer
John A. Snyder cares about winning cases and lawsuits for clients and about guiding them with their fight to get workers compensation. Any accident is challenging to deal with, but it doesn’t have to be. You may get help filing a workers’ compensation claim in order to get the money and help you deserve. John A. Snyder will work closely with you through the process, to allay your concerns, smooth out problems, discuss the details and assist in being able to move on with your life without these concerns.
What exactly is a repetitive stress injury? If you think you may have one, check our Guide to Repetitive Stress Injuries to find out what you need to do next.