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Aggressive Pursuit Of Compensation For Your Work Injuries

At the Law Offices of Kevin Kovacs, Esq., in Somerville, New Jersey, attorney Kevin Kovacs is sensitive to the needs of workers who have been injured at work. With more than 30 years of legal experience, lawyer Kevin Kovacs helps clients get the workers' compensation benefits they deserve.

Common Types Of Workplace Injuries

In reality, any type of injury can be suffered in the workplace. However, there are work injuries that are more common than others, such as:

  • Back injuries: Workers who often bend and lift are most at risk for experiencing back injuries. From strains and sprains that require rest and medication to herniated disks (bulging or slipped disks) and spinal cord injuries, back injuries can lead to more serious problems in the future and must be taken seriously. Many workers who sustain on-the-job back injuries cannot return to the same job due to the injury.
  • Neck injuries: Slips and falls, repetitive tasks and work-related car accidents can all lead to neck injuries. In some cases, such as whiplash, the muscle issues can improve with medical intervention. However, in serious cases, there may be nerve damage and damage to the spinal cord itself, requiring extensive therapy and medical treatment.
  • Repetitive stress injuries: Whether it involves operating the same type of machinery every day or typing on a computer daily, any employee who is involved in the same types of repetitive tasks can suffer from repetitive stress injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome, involving the hands and wrists, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) are just two of the repetitive stress injuries that are most often seen. These can require rest and physical therapy, or even surgery in serious cases.
  • Head injuries: Falling objects, falls from heights, and slips and falls can cause very serious closed head injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and open head wounds. Since head injuries are not always obvious, it is important that any worker who is suspected of hitting his or her head in a workplace accident be evaluated by a medical professional to determine the extent of the injury.
  • Broken bones and crush injuries: Even a minor fall at work can lead to a broken bone. Machines can fall or pull an individual in, breaking and crushing bones. The more severe the break, the longer the healing time and time away from work. The ability of a worker to return to his or her job may depend on their specific job requirements and the limitations of the broken bones.

For more information about how attorney Kevin Kovacs can handle your work-related injury, call his office in Somerville at 908-336-0311, or contact the firm online today.