Category Archives: Work Injury Compensation

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Reasons a Worker’s Comp Claim Might be Denied

Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they happen at work, most employees assume that they will be covered by workers compensation. When they are informed their claim has been denied it is common to feel frustrated, scared, stressed, and disheartened. Denied workers compensation claim Queens, NY There are many reasons a claim might be denied and having a worker’s comp lawyer to help you fight the denial is key in getting the claim decision reversed. Here are some reasons that a claim might be denied.

1.  Eligibility

Workers compensation is for those employed by a company and may not extend to contractors or freelancers. At times, an employee may be incorrectly classified by their employer and having an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to assist in proving that you meet the employment status requirements is vital.

2.  Severity

Illness and injuries entitled to workers compensation must be severe enough to...
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What to Do if You Suffer a Repetitive Stress Injury at Work

You need to pay close attention to the warning signs of a repetitive stress injury. Signs of this may include some or all of the following:    
  • Pain
  • Tingling and/or numbness (as if the limb has fallen asleep)
  • Weakness
  • Reduced range of motion
Once you notice the signs of a repetitive stress injury, you need to take action to make sure that it doesn’t have a severely negative impact on your quality of life. RSI workers comp claims Queens, NY

Notify Your Employer

If you even suspect that any of these symptoms relate to any of your work tasks, notify your employer immediately, and do it in writing so that there is some record of the complaint. Most workplaces have forms and procedures to handle these types of issues.

Contact a Work Injury Lawyer

If you are reasonably sure that the repetitive stress injury is the result of your job assignment,...
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3 Types of Repetitive Motion Injuries That May Be Eligible for Workers Compensation Claims

Repetitive stress injuries have been around forever, and according to OSHA, they cause about 25% of the workplace injuries each year at a cost of about $15 billion. But what are some of these injuries, and what causes them?  

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Because so many modern jobs involve the use of a computer or some other data entry device, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is–by far–the most common repetitive stress injury. CTS affects more than 8 million Americans. But check-out clerks using barcode scanners, and assembly line workers, especially those who frequently use vibrating hand tools, are also common sufferers of CTS. Repetitive motion injuries requiring workers compensation lawyer Queens, NY Typical symptoms include tingling or a “pins-and-needles” sensation similar to that when one of your limbs fall asleep. In more extreme cases, you will notice pain, sometimes considerable pain, and weakness which makes it difficult to grasp objects, and...
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