Understanding Orthopedic Injuries

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Work-related orthopedic injuries can happen to anyone, notwithstanding their occupation or background. Whether you are a bartender, construction worker, or office employee, these injuries can have life-altering effects requiring prolonged medical treatment. Orthopedic injuries are among the most common occupational injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a work-related orthopedic injury, contact our law office today and speak to one of our talented Los Angeles orthopedic injury attorneys. We will help you seek the compensation you deserve for all your losses.

Orthopedic injuries can happen as a result of a dramatic incident such as a vehicle collision or a fall. It generally happens with constant stress on a specific body part. Victims of such injuries may have to take time off work or may get fired due to the excruciating pain and discomfort. In some cases, these injuries may cause permanent disability. The aftermath of these accidents can be overwhelming for most workers. This is why it is important you protect your legal rights by hiring a qualified Los Angeles orthopedic injury lawyer.

Understanding these injuries

Orthopedic injuries are most common among workers performing high-risk jobs such as construction workers and individuals operating heavy machinery. Sometimes these workers don’t receive adequate training. These injuries generally affect the soft tissues in the neck, shoulder, elbow, hands, and wrist. They can also damage the nerves causing loss of muscle control and inflammation. In some cases, victims can also experience a loss of sensation and they may also need long-term rehab or therapy.

Common injuries

  • Rotator Cuff Tear: This injury can cause severe pain and permanent disability as it weakens the shoulder making it difficult for the worker to perform his or her daily tasks.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This injury should be treated right otherwise it may cause permanent nerve damage and it may also require surgery.
  • Neck Injuries: The neck is generally more vulnerable to injury. Some of the neck injuries can lead to spinal cord damage. Paralysis is also possible.
  • Shoulder injury: They generally happen during a slip and fall accident. These injuries can be very painful and cause extended disability in some workers.
  • Wrist injuries: This is when ligaments in the wrist are torn, which can result in a sprain.
  • Knee injuries: These injuries are typical in jobs that require heavy lifting. Some common injuries in this category include sprains, tears, and broken bones.

Most of these injuries can take a long time to heal therefore you may need to take time off work to fully recover. It is important you contact your attorney as soon as possible since these injuries can be very costly. Sometimes even with adequate treatment workers are not able to recover completely so they may need extra time to fully recover. Some workers may experience severe pain and long-term disabilities.

If you have suffered an orthopedic injury, don’t hesitate to call our law office today and schedule an initial case evaluation with a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles. We can help you seek compensation benefits from your current or former employer. This compensation will help you cover your medical and rehabilitation costs together with lost wages and any other expenses associated with your recovery.

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