Unfortunately, there is a litany of injuries workers can suffer in the workplace, including in an industrial or office setting. Because of this unfortunate reality, it is essential for injured workers and their families to be familiar with how workers’ compensation benefits can help them with these injuries.
Workplace injuries can include back injuries such as lower back injuries, spine injuries and herniated discs; joint injuries such as shoulder injuries, elbow injuries, hip injuries and knee injuries; crush injuries such as injuries to arms and hands caught in machinery; brain injuries such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries; and repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel injuries. These injuries can range from chronic pain to debilitating injuries that can impact the injured worker’s ability to work or render them unable to work at all.
In addition to helping with workplace injuries, workers’ compensation benefits can also help with occupational illnesses; flow-through medical conditions and injuries; and other injuries and illnesses suffered in the workplace. Workers’ compensation benefits can help with medical care costs and lost wages. They can help ensure injured workers receive the medical care and treatment they need and that they receive help with the negative financial impact of a workplace injury such as medical expenses and time away from work.
The majority of workers work hard to earn a living to support themselves and their families and a workplace accident, such as an industrial workplace accident or other type of workplace accident, can threaten all of that. As a result, injured workers need to be familiar with the workers’ compensation resources available to them and how they can help them recover from their injuries suffered at work.