The variety of jobs and careers in this world is constantly growing, and with endless variety in the kinds of employment one can have, also comes an endless variety of injuries that can occur in the workplace. Some of these injuries entitle you to workers’ compensation that you deserve to receive. This page will explain some of the different types of injuries that you can sustain both physically and psychologically that entitle you to workers’ compensation.
Loss of use is a term referring to a part of the body that can no longer be used as the result of an injury occurring in the workplace. The amount of workers’ compensation you are entitled to is heavily influenced by both the severity of this loss of use and by the body part or area that has been affected. It is important to understand and consider this term and its impact in workers’ compensation lawsuits so that you can be better prepared when seeking workers’ compensation for any injuries that have occurred. However, if you cannot determine loss of use on your own, your attorney will be able to work with you to find ways to determine proper loss of use. As any attorney will tell you, demonstrating loss of use is an essential part of winning your workers compensation case. A Columbus, Ohio Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries Lawyer at Malek & Malek can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
• Severe sprains, muscle tears, and hernias from heavy lifting
• Spinal damage that can lead to neurological problems
• Occupational diseases caused by exposure to dangerous substances or unsanitary environments
• Injuries caused by repetitive motion (i.e. carpal tunnel, tendonitis, bursitis)
• Head trauma caused either by falling objects in a work environment or by falling off ladders
• Shoulder damage
The injuries sustained at work that entitle you to workers’ compensation don’t have to be purely physical. Emotional and psychological damage can be the basis of a claim for workers’ compensation. Many times, this psychological damage is the result of work injury whereby the injured worker is no longer able to do the things she did before. For instance an active, vibrant person can be greatly effected when her mobility is greatly impaired by her work injury. Whereas before the injured worker could dance, hike in the woods, or walk her dog, now she cannot, and this inability cannot have a profound negative effect on that worker’s psychological state. These psychological damages are real, and just like physical impairments; they affect your life each and every day. That is why is important to seek workers’ compensation for a psychological condition resulting from a work place injury.
In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to fight for workers’ compensation from your employer. Your employer would give you workers’ compensation without questioning you and making you jump through needless legal hoops to get the workers’ compensation you know you deserve. In a perfect world, you would simply get what you’re entitled to. Unfortunately, none of us live in that world. We live in a world where it takes expert legal counsel to go head-to-head with employers and fight for not just your workers’ compensation but also for your dignity, your honor, and your peace of mind. The common workplace Injury attorney in Columbus at Malek & Malek is ready to lead that fight.
No matter what kind of injury you have sustained at the workplace (physical or mental), an Ohio workers’ compensation attorney at Malek & Malek is here to represent you and get you the workers’ compensation that you are entitled to. Call (614) 444-7440 or email us to schedule a free consultation and begin the fight to get your life back.