Delaware County Workplace Soft-Tissue Injury Attorney
If you are experiencing a strain or sprain in your back, neck or shoulder after a slip and fall at the job site or in the office, the Media, PA workers’ compensation attorneys at Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias urge you to take it seriously. You should complete an incident report with your employer, get medical attention, and get legal advice about a potential workers’ compensation claim. While the most frequent soft tissue injuries, also called sprains and strains, involve the neck, back, ankles, knees, shoulders and wrists, you may experience an injury to almost any part of the body following a work-related accident. Soft tissue injuries (muscles, nerves, ligaments or tendons) can result in severe and chronic pain and swelling. Almost any type of trauma to the body can have the effect of causing a soft tissue injury. Strains and/or sprains can result from lifting a heavy object while on the job, or from the whiplash motion such as that which occurs in a motor vehicle accident while you are driving for your employer’s business.
Soft Tissue Workplace Injuries: Symptoms and Treatment
Workplace injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons or nerves can cause a variety of symptoms that you may be tempted to ignore. Don’t! Whether you suffered tissue damage in your limbs, back, neck, shoulders, or any other body part, what seems like a mild complaint at first may turn out to be a severe injury with long lasting effects. Other symptoms of soft tissue work injuries may include numbness, weakness or tingling as well as loss of functioning or sensation in the damaged area. The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias have vast experience with employees whose injuries may require treatment involving surgery, rehab or simply rest, and it is important to have physicians who will support your need for this treatment. Your soft tissue injury may also develop gradually over time due to repetitive stress (making the same movements over and over again), or you may have a pre-existing condition that becomes aggravated because of you work duties. Neither of these possibilities should keep you from seeking legal advice about the possibility of a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation claim. You may work in Delaware County, Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Berks County, Chester County, or in any outlying county in the state; as long as you work for a Pennsylvania employer or are injured in Pennsylvania, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Contact Our Media, PA Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
When it comes to soft tissue injuries, experienced legal advice is crucial because many employers will dispute whether the damage was work-related, and the degree of pain it causes you. Even if a workers’ compensation claim is approved by your employer, they will sometimes attempt to limit your benefits before you are completely healed by placing you on “light duty.” The Delaware County workers’ compensation attorneys at Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias will bring decades of experience to bear in protecting your best interests and aggressively challenging the insurance companies if they deny or prematurely terminate the benefits to which you are entitled. Call today for a free consultation at (484) 679-5239 or contact us online.