Hurt While Lifting? Consider How Workers’ Compensation Can Help.
Many work-related injuries are the result of heavy lifting. These injuries can occur over time, or they can occur from a single lift. The resulting issues can be back, shoulder and neck issues, as well as leg and arm injuries.
If you have been injured from either repeated lifting or in a single lifting accident, you may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation so you can receive wage replacement, medical benefits and possible training so you can enter into another field if you are unable to return to your current one. With the help of an experienced St. Paul work compensation attorney, you can successfully pursue the benefits that you deserve.
Types Of Lifting Injuries
Back injuries make up the majority of lifting injuries. They usually come in the form of lower back injuries that involve the discs between the vertebrae. Pinched nerves are also common, as pulled back muscles can impinge the nerves and cause a great deal of pain.
Back injuries can be very painful and require medical intervention. They also require time to heal. When you have workers’ compensation benefits, the medical portion should cover surgery, doctor’s appointments and therapy. The goal is for you to recover fully so you can go back to work.
Other injuries from lifting include:
- Knee injuries – lifting is to be done by the legs, but that puts a lot of pressure on the knees
- Ankle injuries – either from pressure or from tripping while carrying heavy objects
- Shoulder injuries – from lifting with the arms
- Neck injuries – from straining to lift heavy objects
While some of these injuries heal quickly, others require time, and there is a chance that some injuries won’t completely heal. For instance, a knee surgery may restore just some function of the knee, and this may mean that there will be lifting restrictions.
Helping You Get The Benefits You Deserve
At the Law Office Of Joshua Borken, you will find that he is a St. Paul work compensation attorney who is ready to take your case all the way. He has helped clients throughout St. Paul and as far as Hibbing recover the benefits that they need to help them move forward with their healing. He has served as an advocate, going as far as taking cases to court.
Give Our Office A Call
Many jobs require lifting, making lifting injuries quite common. Every job from fast food to construction requires some kind of heavy lifting, which is why most workers’ compensation claims surround lifting injuries. If you have been injured on the job while lifting heavy items, you may be able to file a workers’ comp claim so you can receive the benefits you need while you recover. To learn more, call the Law Office Of Joshua Borken at 651-321-0778 to schedule a free consultation.