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Types of Workers Compensation Injuries

What is the Definition of a Work Related Injury?

No matter what kind of job you have—whether construction or office work—the risk of injury exists. The extent and severity of potential harm varies from catastrophic loss to repetitive strain injuries. If you’ve been hurt in an accident while on the job or contracted a work-related illness, you may have grounds to file a workers’ comp claim to help pay for your medical bills and lost wages.

The Law Offices of Wax & Wax specializes in workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability law. With offices in Glendale and Santa Clarita, we provide personal counsel to clients throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. In our many years of practice, we have helped victims of all types of injuries and accidents and may be able to assist you.

Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

The first thing insurance companies will look for is if your injury was caused while you were working. This can be complicated as there are many grey areas when it comes to what is considered "on the job." Issues with this can lead to your workers’ compensation claim being denied. For example, your injuries may not be covered if they occurred on your lunch break, or if you were commuting to work.

There are many injuries that are covered when they occur on the job. These include:

  • Wrist injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Heaving lifting
  • Hearing loss
  • Traumatizing mental conditions
  • Disease or illness resulting from working conditions
  • Preexisting conditions exacerbated by your job
  • Industrial accidents such as slip and falls or machinery accidents
  • Repetitive strain injuries

I’ve Been Injured, What Should I Do?

Our certified specialists in workers' compensation our pioneers in the field. We advise injured workers to keep a written journal of their pain as well as the activities they can no longer do because of the extent of their pain. It is also helpful to keep notes on any new conditions or problems that may develop. This helps doctors properly report on your case and can aid your memory in the event of a future deposition or trial. In addition, we strongly advise clients not to post on social media or talk with any individuals about their injuries and accident during their case, as anything they post or say may be used against them in the future.

To receive personalized advice based on your injuries, contact our Glendale or Santa Clarita offices or fill out a free case evaluation anytime.

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