When Working Wears You Out, Literally
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When Working Wears You Out, Literally

by | Nov 16, 2018 | Workers Compensation

When we find out true calling in our jobs we want to do them all the time. We are excited to wake up and complete our work. We are excited to say that this job is what we do. We forget to think about what our jobs are doing to our bodies. Without our bodies we can’t do out jobs to the full capacity. And, even though we believe these injuries are our fault, the truth is many industries are aware of the wear and tear they do to their employees. This is why your company has workers compensation insurance. Your place of employment knows that your job has a risk of some physical or mental injury, but it is your responsibility to keep track of the injury and file the claim.

What are At Work Injuries?

Workers’ compensation can be split into two categories: accidents and stress injuries. Accidents are situations like falling off of ladders, forklift accidents, scaffolding accidents, electric shock or electrocution, equipment accidents, and others. These kinds of accidents usually result in physical injuries that vary in intensity. For example, if you fall off a ladder it may result in concussions, broken bones, lacerations, or internal bleeding. Any injury, no matter how big or small can result in you missing work and ultimately missing out on your paycheck.

Workers’ compensation isn’t just an accident, it can also apply to repetitive behaviors and/or stress injuries. Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) are a type of injuries that represent stressing a joint due to continuous motion or overuse. For example, if you work in any kind of assembly job then you can expect that over time you will feel stress in your joints. Another common job with frequent RSIs are nurses. In the medical field, nurses are required to do repetitive behaviors such as lifting patients or moving equipment. In 2015, nurses were ranked one of the highest occupations for work related injuries leading to the “highest number of cases in 2015 resulting in days away from work” (bureau of labor statistics).

Why Get An Attorney?

Our Workers Comp Lawyers at Mayer & Rosenberg in Kansas City are very aware of the intricacies that go into insurance paper work. Our team of experts have combined 40 years experience in working with clients and workers compensation. We have a sophisticated process that both documents and assess your injuries. More than half the battle in workers compensation claim is the paper work. Without precise paper work your claim can fall short. This is why we treat each client with the utmost care. We reach out to medical experts and we calculate the harm in order for you to receive the highest compensation.

To show that our team at Mayer & Rosenberg in Kansas City are serious about your story, we believe in free consultation and not getting paid until you do. Give us a call 816-941-8949 or click here for a free consultation. Our Workers Compensation Attorneys are ready to work for you.