According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported. Workplace injuries are indeed common, but that does not make your injury common.
The lawyers at Gielowski, Federice and Caligiuri have been helping injured workers obtain the Workers Compensation benefits to which they are entitled to.
Most Common Types of Injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Knee injuries
- Elbow injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hand injuries
- Head Injuries
- Various fracture/dislocations
- Ligament strains
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Ligament tears
- Herniated disc
- Hearing loss
What if You are Offered Light Duty Work?
After an injury at work, many employers and insurance companies employ aggressive tactics to get people back to work. In many cases, employers require that your initial treatment be at one of their designated occupational health facilities. Under the law, your employer can do this. In many cases, these facilities will determine that you are capable of returning to light duty work and give you a return to work slip, even if you don’t feel like you can.
How long do you have to report a workplace injury?
Workplace injuries are unwanted surprises, and sometimes you don’t even realize the extent of the injury until several days later. So how long do you have to report an injury at work?
The Long Term impact of an injury
A work accident can have a tremendous impact on you and your family’s financial well-being. Recovering from your injury should be your main concern. However, after a work accident, many employees are forced to focus on the financial impact of not being able to work.
How Long do You have to Reopen a Workers’ Comp Case
There are several common reasons you might find it necessary to reopen a workers’ comp case. For example, if your condition has gotten worse since the injured-at-work lawsuit, you might want to obtain new benefits to compensate for your new losses. In other cases, new information regarding the accident may have emerged, and that new information could be significant enough to alter the original ruling.