12 Common Orthopedic Work-Related Injuries


Workplace injuries are very common and lead to chronic pain. Jobs that are demanding on the body, require high-risk activity, lack safety procedures, or require repetitive movement are the most common for workplace injuries. If you aren’t provided with the correct safety procedures or if your job expects you to work long hours then your body is going to feel the repercussions of such behavior. We only have one body and it is our choice whether we take care of it or not. Our Los Angeles orthopedic injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach want you to know that you have options and you have rights when it comes to workplace injuries.

Orthopedic injuries are specific to the muscles and bones. From head to toe, your body uses our limbs to move around. Muscles and tissue work together to produce the movement you need to get your job done. Sometimes due to exertion, unnatural work postures, forceful work, or repetitive work, our bodies start to become inflamed, deteriorate, or strain. The injuries can be from overtime or a one-time incident. Orthopedic injuries can take a combination of medicines, therapies, or surgeries to get back to health status. Your recovery plan is between you and your doctor, However, as a workers compensation claim, you may have to consult multiple doctors to satisfy insurance needs. Injury and recovery time means time off work is necessary or, at the worst, you are unable to return back to work because of the injuries. Here is a list of 12 most common Orthopedic injuries to be aware of while you work:

  1. Shoulder pain
  2. Torn rotator cuff
  3. Tendonitis
  4. Tennis Elbow
  5. Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  6. Sprained thumb
  7. Wrist Sprains
  8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  9. Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome
  10. Low back pain
  11. Neck pain
  12. Neck Sprain

Unlike accidental injuries, when it comes to long-term pain, it is hard to think about the start date of your ailments. Insurance companies are skeptical of back or neck pains because insurance companies only want to pay for injuries resulting from work. Any injury that is hard to determine a start date or doesn’t present a strong correlation to a workplace injury can be hard for insurance companies to believe even though it is the truth. Unfortunately, some untruthful people will try to blame their orthopedic injuries on work when that isn’t the case. This fraudulent behavior makes it harder for insurance companies to trust the claims.

What to do?

Don’t be discouraged if your claim has been denied or is pending. By having a strong advocate on your side our orthopedic injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach will make sure that your case is taken seriously. We want you to get the benefits you deserve in order to start your journey to healing. Call 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation with our workers compensation at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles today.

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