If You’ve Hurt Your Shoulder, Arm, Hand Or Wrist On The Job, Know Your Rights.
How did your shoulder, arm, hand or wrist injury happen? Was it through a sudden traumatic event or did it develop over time through repeated stress and strain?
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, advises employers on ways to prevent and remediate risks of injury to employers’ musculoskeletal systems, including shoulders, arms and hands. In its publications, it spells out some of the ways that workers often develop musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at work. Some examples are as follows:
- Awkward positions of parts of the body (such as bent wrists)
- Pressure points (such as on fingers that repeatedly manipulate tools and materials used on the job)
- Forceful exertion (such as through lifting)
- Repetitive motions
Many types of manual labor, as well as clerical jobs, include some of these factors in day-to-day work situations.
No matter how your workplace injury occurred, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation after reporting the injury to your employer as soon as possible. To file a workers’ compensation claim regarding a repetitive motion injury, you should report the symptoms and/or a diagnosis as soon as you become aware of the injury.
Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin Is Here To Help
It is easy to feel overwhelmed as you try to figure out how to protect your rights and your health after you have been injured on the job. We bring compassion to the table, no matter where you are in the workers’ compensation process:
- Before or after reporting the injury to your employer
- Before or after making a claim for benefits
- Before or after beginning medical treatments covered by workers’ compensation
- Before or after beginning to receive benefits to replace some of your weekly wages
- Whether or not your injury seems recoverable or likely to result in long-term disability
We care about your well-being. Our attorneys can provide the guidance that you need to overcome roadblocks and maximize your workers’ compensation benefits.
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If you have suffered a shoulder, arm, hand or wrist injury at work, let our workers’ compensation lawyers help you recover all benefits you qualify for. Call 408-341-6025 or send us a message through this website. We are here to help.
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