If you are thinking about filing a workers compensation claim to work on your workplace injury but are concerned that your ailment is not severe enough, you may not be alone. Indeed, you don’t always need to have severe, debilitating injuries in order to seek compensation. After all, if you are unable to work, you should be able to seek compensation.
This post will highlight a few of the common injuries that are workers seek benefits.
Strains and sprains – If you have strained a back muscle or leg muscle, or have sprained your wrist or knee in the course of your work, you are in good company. According to a recent insurancejournal.com report, about 30 percent of all compensated workers comp claims involving these injuries. In fact, across all industries, sprains and strains were the most common injuries reported. So if you feel like you have strained your back and are afraid that it may not be severe enough to merit compensation, a conversation with an experienced attorney may be necessary.
Cuts and bruises – From small lacerations to severe contusions, these injuries are nearly as common as any other injury reported. There are so many ways that workers suffer cuts and bruises; through slips and falls, improper handling of materials, as well as accidents involving tools. Overall, these injuries make up about 30 percent of all claims that receive compensation.
If you have questions about the process of obtaining workers compensation benefits for your injury, an experienced attorney can advise you.