One of the downsides of wear and tear injuries is they are not visible compared to a broken arm or dislocated knee. Your employers might not notice you have back pain, a neck injury, or an eye problem because of the prolonged hours in front of a computer.
Although wear and tear injuries aren’t usually visible, that doesn’t make them less essential or detrimental to your health. Apart from the discomfort, it tremendously cut down on your productivity and motivation at work. Example of these so-called injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Plantar fasciitis
In The Face Of This Issue, What Do You Do?
The first step you should take is notifying your employer about the medical condition. Your employer’s reaction would determine the next course of action. An emphatic employer will take the following steps:
- Fill a claim with your compensation insurer
- Direct you to take immediate medical steps regarding your health
When the above is not the case, you need to make your health a personal priority and seek the necessary help. That doesn’t mean you are going to forgo your compensation claim, but you must walk toward your well-being first.
Compile Your Evidence
While seeking medical help, create a paper trail at the doctor’s office, and confirm the cause of this injury. In other words, state what caused the injury empirically as it would help you establish a firm claim for your compensation. Treat the injury as a workers’ compensation claim and proceed accordingly.
Take Your Doctor’s Advice
Depending on your condition, your doctor might advise taking some days off. Failing to adhere to the instructions could hurt future claims and even cause your condition to worsen.
The workers’ compensation is to make sure employers take good care of their employees in cases of injuries or accidents. It doesn’t matter if the injury is physical or not. By taking care of workers’ health, it will no doubt improve the workforce. However, if your employer fails to take adequate responsibility, that means you need to consider your legal options.
That Is Where We Come In
If you’re a worker and your employer has failed to take responsibility for your injury, Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. is here to fight the battle for you.
Learn more about workers’ compensation through this guide: https://fnrlaw.com/workers-comp/free-workers-comp-book/