Injuries Come in All Shapes and Sizes


When people think of workers compensation they think of broken bones or catastrophic events, but in reality, the injuries are small and chronic. Orthopedic injuries are common in careers in the medical field, retail, service industry, and desk jobs. Our orthopedic injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles are experts in these kinds of injuries because we know that workers compensation can be a tedious process. In case you are unfamiliar, here are some common orthopedic injuries:

  • Distal radial fracture: Wrist injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: Caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist, this is common for those who use the hands often like serving or those who work type a lot for their job.
  • Stress fractures: Injury from overuse. This is common if you are in a job that demands repetitive motions like serving or nurses. Over time these injuries can’t heal themselves and it leads to small cracks or fractures.
  • Rotator cuff tear: This is another repeat injury of the shoulder. This is common for those who work the same muscles over and over. For example, sonographers in the medical field.
  • Shoulder dislocation: This injury comes with immense pain. It is often followed by muscle spasms, bruises, swelling, and weakness. If your job deals with carrying heavy objects such as factory jobs or construction then you may be at risk.
  • Meniscus tear: A very common knee injury for those who have to run or walk fast for their jobs such as bartenders or servers.
  • Tennis Elbow: This also deals with repetitive motion particularly if you work as delivery many maneuvering heavy items in and out of trailers.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: This painful foot injury flares up in the heel. Working on your feet for long periods of time can contribute to this injury like working as a security guard or in retail.

This is not an extensive list of injuries. Our orthopedic injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach are very aware that injuries come in all shapes and sizes. Your job may be a desk job, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get hurt.

Why do you need an attorney?

When you are injured you lose. You lose wages and you gain medical bills. Depending on the injury you may have future medical bills, especially if the injury is permanent. Workers compensation was meant to help the worker, but it is a headache to put a case together by yourself. It is a tedious process that requires extreme documentation and attention to detail in the filing.

Our orthopedic injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles have over 40 years of experience in workers compensation. We know your future is at stake because you aren’t the only who gets injured. When you are out of work your whole family suffers. We understand that your time is precious which is why working with experienced lawyers can make a workers compensation claim an efficient claim. Give us a call at 818-609-7005 or click here to discuss your situation. Let us help you with our experience, resources, and expertise.

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