Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims
What Is an Occupational Disease?
Any injury may be covered, regardless of whether the accident was your or someone else’s fault. Most accidents occur on the job and are easy to know they are work related. Some injuries are more difficult to realize they are work injuries. Many people develop conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by doing the same work activity over and over. These type of medical problems may also be work injuries.
The law firm of Seaman & Associates offers a free consultation for anyone who suffers an injury on the job. We are will protect your rights as an injured worker in Ohio.
Examples of on-the-Job Injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Serious cuts and abrasions with tendon involvement
- Back and neck injuries such as herniated disks and bulging disks.
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Brain and head injuries such as concussion or closed head injury
- Loss of use of a limb
- Pain disorders such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Psychological illness such as depression or post-traumatic stress syndrome if it results from an injury
- Shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tear
- Torn medial meniscus or ligaments
- Second- and third-degree burns
- Chemical or smoke inhalation
- Electrical shock
You can also apply for workers’ compensation benefits if you suffer an occupational illness.