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Worker’s Compensation Coverage for Nerve Damage


Filing a workers compensation claim is a pain in the butt, and requires a doctor’s report. And typically, this will be your exclusive remedy for work related injuries, including a permanent loss or for decreased ability and even death. Repetitive use, slips, falls, or traumatic injuries can result in nerve damage in the workplace. Unfortunately, nerve injuries among the workforce in the United States plague thousands annually. This harm affects the worker’s productivity levels and quality of life. Besides impacting work, these injuries affect the lives of injured individuals and their livelihoods.

If this happened to you, we might be able to help you receive workers compensation benefits based upon the medical evidence of your sudden trauma and costs of future medical treatment. Talk with an experienced workers compensation lawyer about forming an attorney-client relationship today at (213) 596-9642. These workers compensation laws may provide you with complete and fair compensation for chronic pain or temporary, total disability.

Are You an Injured Worker with Nerve Damage and a Worker’s Compensation Claim?

Fortunately, in the United States, businesses offer workers’ compensation to compensate employees for any injuries or damage they may sustain while at work, including medical bills. If you received injuries at your office or workplace, you might be eligible for worker’s compensation. Contact Ehline Law and our worker’s compensation attorneys today for a free case evaluation.

Types of Nerve Damage

Generally, there are two categories of nerve damage your worker’s compensation attorney will pursue, and they are:

  • Bruising or tearing of nerves or tissues: Bruising or tearing is one of the most severe types of nerve damage. It can lead to complete loss of function, including paralysis. Injuries falling under this category can also cause permanent nerve damage (you might need carpal tunnel surgery and money for future medical expenses.).
  • Nerves compression: Due to debilitating trauma or repetitive stress, the injured sensory nerves lose blood supply with this type of nerve damage. This impact causes work-related nerve damage. Nerve compression from student traumatic injuries is not always a permanent ailment and can regenerate with proper, approved medical treatment.

Nerve damage can occur for several reasons, including repetitive use (carpal tunnel syndrome), trauma, or illness. In some occupations, nerve damage comes with head or spinal trauma, which can cause paralysis, a permanent disability, or wrongful death.

It is estimated by experts that most injured employees and injured workers with nerve damage can receive compensation or permanent disability benefits to pay for their medical expenses, lost wages, physical therapy, and more. Workers comp settlements may not cover everything, which is why you must consult with a personal injury attorney for any permanent, total disability. But restrictions like the statute of limitations can make these cases complicated and demonstrate the weakness in the California work comp system generally.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injured Workers

There are many states in the country, and each state has its laws in place covering a work-related injury. When it comes to compensating employees for on-the-job injuries, the state laws may vary. It is best to check out your state’s relevant laws or reach out to a qualified attorney for help with your motor nerves to seek a lump sum payment.

Generally, state law requires employers to put some cash towards an employee insurance system (also known as workers’ compensation) to ensure the employee’s employee’s financial safety and physical rehabilitation in the event of an accident from insurance companies. However, certain employees are not eligible for worker’s compensation, including shipbuilders, railroad workers, and those working on ships.

Although the benefits and insurance system varies from state to state, the following are some of the types of payments an injured employee can expect to receive through a worker’s compensation claim:

  • Weekly compensation: There are four different types of disability benefits an injured worker can claim, and these are temporary total, temporary partial, permanent total, and permanent partial wage loss. However, not all states offer permanent partial disability. Temporary disability refers to a recovering employee with the chance of getting better. Permanent disability, also known as maximum medical improvement, refers to an injured employee who is in a stable condition without any chances of getting better. On the other hand, total disability refers to an injured employee who cannot return to work, while partial disability means that the injured individual has some capacity to work.
  • Impairment benefits: A permanent impairment refers to a loss of motion or ability to use a particular body part. A doctor determines the degree of impairment using the American Medical Association guidelines.
  • Medical expenses: These types of benefits help injured employees recoup the cost of any necessary treatment. Sometimes, an insurer may refuse to cover a cure since it may not be required medically, according to them. However, an employee can refute that argument by filing claims with the state worker’s agency. Depending on the state you’re in, you may also recoup transportation costs to the hospital, including parking fees.
  • Vocational rehabilitation: Due to an injury, an injured worker may not be able to return to their work, and because of this, many states allow for vocational rehabilitation benefits. An injured person receives retraining to help them transition to another line of work.

Workers’ Compensation Drawbacks

The biggest drawback of receiving a workers’ compensation claim is that the injured person cannot take legal action or file a lawsuit against their employer. Although workers’ compensation may seem like a convenient offering at the time since it does cover lost wages and medical expenses, a workers’ compensation claim does not compensate an injured person for the pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and other damages.

You may want to believe that workers’ compensation is there to provide you with money for your loss or sudden traumatic injuries. Still, the workers’ compensation insurance system acts just like any other insurance company. They benefit from delaying claims and rejecting them. Having an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights and give you legal advice can increase your chances of receiving monetary compensation. For more information on the workers’ compensation system or how to get the most out of your workplace accident, contact us or visit any of our law offices across California for a free case review.

Contact an Attorney for a Worker’s Compensation Claim

Were you permanently damaged in a work-related car accident, or need formal legal advice? A nerve injury can cause severe discomfort and constant stinging pain, affecting an injured worker’s quality of life and, in some cases, their ability to earn a living. Contact us at (213) 596-9642 for a free consultation with our injury attorneys today if you have received work-related injuries.

Central to our ethos is client loyalty. Do or die, our attorneys have substantial experience in helping permanently disabled workers file workers’ compensation claims. They can help you recover the maximum weekly payments within the workers’ compensation coverage from most employers.

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