Specific injuries, also known as acute injuries or sudden traumas, are injuries that occur abruptly as a result of a one-time incident. These are extremely common orthopedic injuries and often result in painful ailments.
Our firm has handled hundreds of specific injury cases where workers have been injured through external forces such as stress, strain or collision. Injuries have included:
A single accident can take a toll on your ability to work and function as you normally do. Even if you immediately feel fine after an incident at work, it is important that you speak to a lawyer about filing a claim. Often, workers may feel fine because of adrenaline or shock response only to find that weeks later, that you have sustained a significant injury.
It is important that after a work-related injury, you take the time to consult with an attorney about your rights. You should always notify your employer that the incident occurred, even if you are not sure whether or not you will file a claim. You should seek medical treatment, and if your doctor’s assessment deems necessary, your lawyer can help you file your claim.
Because filing a workers’ compensation claim involves an investigation into the incident and a validation process, it is imperative that your initial application is sound. To ensure everything is done properly, our firm can guide you through the process. Our lead counsel has over 40 years of proven courtroom experience and has been helping protect the rights of injured workers since 1972.