There are two types of job-related injuries: those that happen immediately due to a single event and those that occur over time due to cumulative trauma or stress. As long as the injury is work-related, it is covered by California workers' compensation.
At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our lawyers guide injured workers through the claims process no matter when the injury happened. We represent injured workers who suffer cumulative trauma injuries in Newport Beach, Anaheim and other communities in Orange County, California.
Cumulative Trauma And Repetitive Motion Injuries
Many work injuries tend to worsen over time. Examples include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Joint injuries
- Foot injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Many people work through pain and discomfort until one day they are unable to continue. It is important to report the injury to your employer as soon as you realize that you are unable to work. Since employers and insurance companies often try to avoid paying benefits for cumulative trauma injuries, it is also important to contact an attorney.
When seeking medical care, you should explain to your doctor how the injury is related to your job. For example, if you suffer a back injury due to the cumulative stress of lifting, you need to document this in your medical records.
Even if the trauma that led to your injury happened years ago, it is still covered by workers' compensation. We encourage you to contact our attorneys even if you no longer work for the company where you were injured.
Contact Our Orange County Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Cumulative trauma injury? To schedule a free lawyer consultation, please call toll free at 800-524-5446.