What are Orthopedic Injuries?


California is a big beautiful state that has a plethora of opportunities. The top growing careers in white-collar work are engineers, architects, lawyers, accountants, and consultants. Although these jobs deal with very different day-to-day transactions almost all of them deal with a lot of writing, talking, sitting, and are high-stress level. When people think of job injuries they often think of more blue-collar work like construction workers or the service industry. It makes sense because those jobs are more physically demanding. It is easier to break a bone while falling off a roof then it is to break a bone while sitting at a desk, but there are other kinds of injuries that are more subtle and harder to pinpoint but can be just as debilitating as breaking a limb.

Orthopedic injuries are those injuries that affect your musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system issues ligaments and tendons that are found in the bone and soft tissue. These can be seen as very minute injuries, but they cause a big impact. Common types of work-related orthopedic injuries are carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, torn meniscus, bunions, rotator cuff tendinitis, tears of muscles or soft tissue in the shoulders, chronic neck, back, shoulder, or knee pain, and ACL injuries These kinds of injuries can start in a really soft and subtle way. They can increase over time and it is hard to tell when their origin date started. However, that does not mean that you cannot prove that these injuries are work-related. This also doesn’t mean that you should be able to file a workers compensation for such injuries.

To expand on this growing field, more orthopedic centers are opening up in order to meet the demands of the injuries. Those who type or write often are very familiar with carpal tunnel. This degenerative disease does not get better over time and if not treated early can require surgery or the need to use medicine over time. Injuries that occur in the shoulder or knees can also be related to picking up things repeatedly. For instance, those who work in the health care field are constantly picking up clients as well as after them. EMT or firemen are also people who are constantly lifting light to heavy objects as well. The main point to carry with you is that no injury is too small to file a workers compensation claim.

Orthopedic injuries can turn into long-term damage if they are not looked into. Our orthopedic injury attorneys at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles have over 40 years of experience working with clients in workers compensation claims. We understand the growing demands of claims due to orthopedic injury which is why we have made it one of our specialties. Call 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation without orthopedic injury lawyers today. We will take you seriously when your employer is trying to discredit your pain and injury.

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