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Common Workplace Injuries

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Common workplace injuries can lead to permanent and painful disabilities in the future. If anything were to unfortunately happen, your employer, the insurance companies, and their lawyers always find it in their best interest to settle as quickly as possible and for the least amount of money. In many cases they may even deny workers’ compensation benefits you’re legally entitled to.

Traumatic brain and head injuries are often under diagnosed due to the fact that the symptoms are typically subtle and uncertain. Injuries to your head and brain are to be taken very seriously and can cause numerous problems including cognitive issues, emotional and behavioral problems, and physical impairment to your entire body and nervous system. Accidents such as forklift crashes, auto accidents, falling equipment and crates, or swinging beams have caused severe and catastrophic injuries to California workers. Due to the mysteriousness and invisibility of many claims it is often difficult for the injured worker trying to assert a claim. In many cases the trauma and onset of problems do not take place immediately; events such as alterations in cerebral blood flow with pressure building within the skull. At Savin & Bursk we realize the difficulties and complications with these life altering injuries, and we also know the right doctors to seek medical advice to have you thoroughly checked out. In California, if you even suspect you may have injuries as a result of an incident at work, you are entitled to a thorough examination, and we can help.

Neck Injuries are typically amongst workers and can result from all sorts of job related activities. Office workers sustain neck injuries from looking at computer screens all day; a manual laborer may strain his/her neck in the performance of a job, or an auto collision or slip and fall injury your neck. Neck injuries can worsen over time, and a lack of treatment may lead to serious health risks and discomfort over time, and even eventual paralysis. Neck injuries have the ability to put large amounts of strain on your entire body and other systems. If you have a work-related neck injury or believe that you might, please contact our office to determine if you qualify for any benefits.

Back injuries are common in the workplace. Many jobs require bending, kneeling, stooping, lifting, driving, pushing, pulling, etc. A single movement can change your back and life forever. In addition, repetitive back motion over a long period of time can be even more damaging than a single lifting injury. California workers’ comp law refers to this as a continuous trauma injury: the injury is caused by aggregate repetitive movement.

If you are experiencing serious back pain and are unsure of the cause, it could very well be a result of your job. You may be entitled to a no-cost back examination by a doctor who will determine if your pain is the result of an industrial injury. You may have more rights then you realize, so call our office and speak with experienced lawyers who have handled workers’ comp cases for over 30 years. Get the benefits you deserve.

Lower extremities generally refer to a person’s legs, hips, knees, ankles and feet. What that means is that it is the part of your body that bears the weight, helps you lift, bend, pull, climb, and maintains your balance. Lower extremity injuries can be very severe at their outset and in trying to go about your typical life thereafter. Your lower body drastically affects your ability to work as well as function in your daily living activities. Whether you were injured during a bad fall or years of driving a truck, injuries to workers knees or legs are common occurrences and you need representation.

Typically referring to the shoulders, these injuries can be extremely painful and truly limit the type of work a person may be capable of in the future. Impingement is one of the more common shoulder injuries resulting in severe pain which occurs when pressure is exerted on the rotator cuff from lifting one’s shoulders. This is typical in workers who often need to use their arms above their shoulders such as construction workers. There are numerous shoulder injury possibilities in the workplace and you may have several rights including surgery and rehab for serious injuries. Know your rights.

NO FEES UNLESS WE WIN. You should never have to deal with an insurance company or even an employer without the help of a strong advocate on your side. If you or a loved one has gotten injured while working, then you should contact the skilled attorneys at the Law offices of Savin & Bursk to receive the compensation you merit. Call for a FREE case evaluation today!

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