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Types of Workplace Injuries

Work-Related Injury Claims in Oakland, CA

There are a several types of injuries that qualify for workers' comp benefits. Were you injured and need benefits? It is important that you find out if your injuries are covered by workers' comp. At The Law Offices of Jonathan M. Brand, an Oakland workers' comp lawyer can answer all of your questions regarding your injury and your right to benefits. The firm is known for being ethical and aggressive, and getting results for injured workers, with all benefits paid in full. The first thing to know is that you are covered from the moment you begin your duties at work, and there is no waiting period.

The various types of injuries that are covered under this state program include:

A One-Time Injury

  • These are injuries such as a sudden fall, burn, car accident, exposure to toxic chemicals or other injury that occurred on a one-time basis. An office worker that slips and falls, a construction worker that is injured in a sudden accident, a truck driver that is involved in an accident and all other injuries that are the result of an accident are covered.

Injuries from Repeated Exposure

  • You may have been required to perform repetitive motions on the job, whether lifting, typing, or were exposed to toxic chemicals for a long period of time, hearing damage or similar situation. Injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cases of loss of hearing due to high decibels in the workplace, back injuries that affect warehouse workers, and other similar cases are also covered under workers' compensation, and eligible for benefits.

Mental or Emotional Injuries

  • Although these injuries are very real, they can be more difficult to prove. How the claim is presented is of great importance, as generally it may be decided that the stress was related to a personal situation, rather than a work-related situation. Any claim related to emotional or mental injuries must be carefully managed by an attorney.

Contact the firm for immediate assistance with your workers' compensation injury claim. Call now.

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