If you suffered a work injury such as inflammation and live or work in the Sacramento area, contact Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney Alice A. Strömbom today for a free case evaluation. She is one of Sacramento’s leading work injury attorneys and works exclusively with injured workers and protects worker’s rights to compensation.
Inflammation and Workers’ Compensation
Some injuries that are compensable under workers’ compensation laws involve inflammation from repetitive stress disorders that lead to medical conditions that develop over a number of years. Those might involve tendonitis, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tendons are durable parts of the human body. They consist of thick tissue. They connect muscles with bones, but they can become damaged and inflamed. Tendonitis usually affect fingers, wrists and arms. These types of injuries are often the result of repetitive trauma or stress over a period of years. They’re often seen in the wrists and hands of production line workers and keyboarders. Tendonitis can be very painful, and it can severely impair how an employee performs their job.
Arthritis typically involves joint inflammation. Some common symptoms of arthritis involve swelling and stiffness, joint pain and redness in the affected joint. The onset of arthritis might be sudden, or it might progress over time. If an injury that occurred on the job causes an employee to develop an arthritic condition or aggravates a preexisting arthritic condition, that employee can seek workers’ compensation benefits.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This condition involves inflammation of the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve helps the hand’s senses of touch and movement. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome typically consist of intermittent numbness and tingling coupled with loss of strength. If not properly treated, carpal tunnel syndrome can result in permanent muscle damage.
Report the Injury
It’s not unusual to see the employer use the statute of limitations against an employee who suffers a progressive inflammatory disorder. Report your injury and protect your rights by notifying your employer of your condition as soon as it arises.
Mild cases of work-related inflammatory disorders can be treated with rest and anti-inflammatories. More complex cases might be treated with surgery, but it might not completely remedy the damage done to the affected part of your body or completely rid you of the pain. Workers’ compensation laws can be used by us to hold employers accountable for inflammation disorders that developed on the job.
Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you have suffered one of these injuries please feel free to contact us for free advice. We will either help you or point you in the correct direction so you can focus on moving forward.
In almost all cases when someone is injured on the job, the worker will get the best possible outcome by hiring an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
Attorney Alice A. Strömbom focuses exclusively on Workers’ Compensation Law. She is very familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to avoid providing the medical treatment and disability benefits injured workers deserve, and has a recognized track record in combating such issues.
Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.