Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Representing Injury Victims in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and the Surrounding Areas
Work in and of itself can be challenging, especially if you work a job that is very physically demanding. Welders and construction workers are constantly in hazardous environments, but they are not the only laborers susceptible to work related injuries. Engineers, heavy equipment operators, machinists, and many other types of workers are exposed to conditions that can have serious adverse health consequences on a regular basis. Workplaces are bound by governmental safety standards and precautions, but employers don’t always succeed in meeting these safety policies. If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation to fill the void in your income when you lack the ability to perform your regular duties, and your employer will be responsible for the medical bills.
The following are some of the more common types of injuries that happen on the job:
Slips and Falls
Many work environments are littered with obstructions, slick surfaces, and uneven footing. A slip and fall injury on the job will likely entitle you to workers’ compensation.
Any kind of heavy lifting can cause strain on your muscles. The most common type of overexertion claims are related to the lower back and the shoulder, but it is possible to harm any number of muscle systems as a result of lifting, pushing, or pulling.
Foreign Object Strikes and Collisions
Auto accidents, pipeline welding accidents, and machining accidents can all cause an individual to be pushed against a stationary object on the job. Nerve damage, painful muscle damage, and broken bones are very common, and these situations often create eligibility for workers’ compensation.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Though you may not stereotype a repetitive motion injury as a common cause for workers’ compensation, these types of claims are happening much more frequently. Though some of these injuries can be caused by repetitive physical labor (such as swinging a hammer), many can be caused by computer use. Tendons, ligaments, and muscles can wear down over time simply by typing on a keyboard.
If you have been injured on the job, don’t wait to find an experienced attorney to help fight for your right to workers’ compensation. An inability to work is financially perilous, but we can help you recover compensation for your injuries to give you peace of mind.