Common Types of Work Injuries
When you went to work, it may have seemed like any other ordinary day, until you got injured. A work accident can occur in just seconds, but the repercussions often last a lifetime.
Whether you work in the construction industry or in a cleric position, you are still at risk of suffering a serious work injury. The list of possible on-the-job injuries is virtually endless. Workers have been known to suffer from a range of injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Illnesses resulting from toxic exposure
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
These types of work injuries can be devastating and could lead to a prolonged recovery. If you have been injured on the job, you are probably concerned about how you are going to pay for your medical expenses and what you are going to do for income. A work-related injury can be frightening, especially if you are unsure how long it will take to recover. Fortunately, many workers qualify for New York workers compensation, which provides income benefits and paid medical treatment.
Workers compensation provides benefits that cover medical expenses and a percentage of your average income. If your injuries are permanent, you may be able to obtain a workers’ compensation settlement.
Applying for workers compensation benefits can be overwhelming and many times, even valid claims are denied. For assistance with your workers comp claim, contact The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr., at 718-701-2776 or toll free at 800-310-5520.