It can be hard to admit when you’ve been injured at work, particularly if it’s a slow-developing injury or one that’s not too common. Injuries that are clearly very serious—such as a spinal cord injury or fall from a ladder broken back on a construction site job, brain injury from a company car accident or a bad burn from a restaurant job or working with toxic chemicals—are usually attended to immediately, often requiring an ambulance and sometimes hospitalization.
At Recht Law Offices, the Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia workers compensation lawyers know it’s all too easy for loyal, hard-working employees to be stoic and not complain about pain, especially when it’s from gradually worsening type of injury. These injuries can be equally debilitating and are often musculoskeletal, requiring longer rehabilitation than more immediately severe injuries, and can mean months of physical therapy or occupational therapy for full recovery.
Such injuries include common hospital worker injuries such as muscle strains from heavy lifting, repetitive stress injury and carpal tunnel syndrome, which are well-known office job and assembly-line injuries, and knee injuries from going up and down stairs and ladders, which is a frequent construction worker injury.
When you’ve had the same job for many years and know all your colleagues personally, or if you are a friend or relative of the owner, it can be even harder to call attention to pain from on-the-job injuries. These days, it is standard practice for companies to carry Workers Compensation insurance, which helps employees recover from injuries at work. Dealing with insurance adjusters can be difficult, however, making the process of healing more lengthy and complicated.
Work injuries should be taken very seriously, even if they seem minor at first. If treatment is not obtained quickly, the recovery process will very likely be longer than it needs to be. You deserve compensation for your work injuries, whether you suffered a major construction accident injury or a more slowly developing chronic pain from repetitive job duties.
If you or someone you love was injured at work, or if you lost a loved one, in a wrongful death job accident, you need the aggressive legal representation of Ohio, Pennsylvania or West Virginia personal injury attorney Recht Law Office. We fight for justice. Call Recht Law Offices at 1-800-HURTLINE or complete the online contact form.
Recht Law Offices
3405 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062