What are the Most Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries?

Work injuries can be inconvenient at best and life-altering at worst. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance required to be carried by the vast majority of employers (with a few exceptions). If you were injured during the course of performing your job duties, you may be owed these benefits, which will pay for related medical expenses and replace a portion of lost wages while you are unable to work.

A workplace injury covered by workers’ comp could be any type of serious physical trauma or occupational disease that prevents you from working for some amount of time. Examples include:

  • Fractures
  • Multiple fractures in one incident
  • Eye injuries
  • Amputations
  • Electrocution
  • Dislocated limbs or fingers
  • Head injuries
  • Back, neck and shoulder injuries

These injuries can cause horrible pain, lost income, disability and depression. They are serious. Any profession involves a certain amount of risk of bodily harm. Some industries like construction, and oil and gas, tend to have a higher risk of the most catastrophic injuries. Wherever you work, when you are injured you should receive the benefits you are owed. Our experienced attorney helps you complete the process. Attorney Patrick Troxler will make sure the process is completed accurately. He is experienced with these claims and so he knows what the common obstacles are as well. He also helps clients who have had their workers’ comp claims delayed or denied.

A workers’ compensation claim is a no-fault injury claim. What that means is that you aren’t suing or otherwise holding your employer responsible for your injury. Similarly, your employer cannot deny your benefits on the grounds of saying the injury was your fault. There are a few exceptions to the latter. If you were intoxicated or otherwise acting recklessly when the injury occurred, there may be legitimate grounds for denial. But all of that will be thoroughly evaluated by attorney Patrick Troxler during your consultation.

To learn more about filing a workers’ compensation claim under the guidance of our experienced injury attorney, please contact the law firm of Patrick D. Troxler, Esq., in Waldorf, MD. We will clearly describe all of your options for pursuing maximum compensation for your work injury.

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