Workers’ Compensation for Nerve and Tendon Injuries
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
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Pinched nerves from herniated disks
- Radiculopathy (a compressed nerve in the spine that causes pain, numbness, and weakness)
- ACL/MCL/PCL tears
- Achille’s tendon tears
These injuries can result from the repetitive motions that some jobs require. A repetitive work injury 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 Pennsylvania attorneys can help you do it.
Chronic Injuries 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. You also need a lawyer.
Trust The Firm With Long Experience Helping Pennsylvania Workers
For more than 80 years, the Pennsylvania 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.
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. Take a look at our 150-plus Google reviews to see what past clients have to say.
If your nerve or tendon injury prevents you from going back to work, you may also apply for Social Security Disability benefits. We can handle that for you, too.
Contact Us To Discuss A Claim For Your Nerve Or Tendon Injury
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.