Nerve and tendon injuries can be painful. They can also be long-lasting and have a serious impact on a person's ability to do his or her daily activities. These injuries can include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pinched nerves from herniated disks
These injuries can result from repetitive motions that some jobs require. They can occur in several ways, whether through physical compression (pinched nerve), or from inflammation or trauma from overuse. If you or a family member has suffered nerve or tendon injuries on the job, you may have the right to pursue workers' compensation. Our attorneys can help you do it.
Chronic Injury Can Be Difficult To Diagnose Or Treat
Many workers who do a lot of physical labor may not recognize the pain of nerve or tendon damage as something that warrants attention. That means that these injuries can sometimes become chronic and more difficult to treat. They can also be difficult to diagnose.
If you're a worker who is having pain, it is important that you see a doctor to get to the bottom of the issue, even if the answer is not immediately evident. Even minor pain that you normally ignore could represent an underlying problem that could get worse if untreated. For example, if you have lower back pain that you brush off as a simple strain, you may be tempted not to mention it in a doctor's appointment. If you don't mention that injury in a workers' compensation claim, however, and it later becomes clear that your initial pain was an indicator of a more serious work-related injury — you can't go back and recoup your costs by amending your initial claim. Therefore, you would miss out on potentially vital compensation to help you pay medical bills related to that injury.
If you're experiencing persistent pain that you suspect is related to your job, you need an accurate medical diagnosis — and a lawyer.
Trust The Firm With Long Experience Helping Pennsylvania Workers
For more than 75 years, the Philadelphia workers' compensation law firm of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo has been dedicated to the needs of injured workers. Not only are we the workers' compensation firm with the most longevity in the state, we are also the only one founded by a workers' compensation judge. We attribute our longevity to the fact that we are willing to take any action to meet the needs of our clients. When you choose us, you will see the value of aggressive representation.
In cases involving nerve and tendon injuries, a worker may be eligible for more than workers' compensation. In some cases, a worker may also apply for Social Security Disability benefits. At our firm, we handle both of these matters. We want to address everything that needs to be addressed to get you results that will make a difference.
With us on your side, you can be certain that you have an attorney who will work hard and go after everything you are entitled to. In cases involving nerve and tendon injuries, we take pride in the fact that we know how to structure a case to make it as valuable as possible. That's what you deserve.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
All workers' compensation cases involving tendon and nerve injuries are handled on a contingency basis. That means we only get paid if we win your case or prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits.
For more information about what we can do for you, email us or call us at 570-622-8297 or toll free at 877-794-2396 to set up a free initial consultation.