Overexertion injuries are one of the top 5 personal injuries in Los Angeles. These ailments remain especially dangerous because they are so common. Overexertion is defined as placing an excessive degree of strain or pressure on oneself. And overexertion injuries are not simply a “one and done” sort of toll on the body. Depending on the circumstances, they can lead to a lifetime of issues. For example, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can cause brain injuries and other permanent ailments. And this applies whether or not the injuries were caused by work, sports, or another nature. In addition, many sufferers of this type of injury simply write it off.
They often think that a good night’s sleep will get rid of it. Or a handful of Aleve. Or perhaps a couple of days with less work. However, most overexertion injuries are caused by sustained, repeated action. In short, if you keep doing what you’re doing long enough, you will develop the injury again. And as you age, it usually only gets worse. Grape pickers are a case in point when it comes to these types of work comp claims.
These long term ailments are often caused by issues at work, including repetitive motion, improper equipment, and negligent actions by an employer. Below are some things that laborers and workers in physical fields must consider in multiple ways.
There are several examples of how workers and regular people get overexertion injuries. Below we go through some of the most common types.
Severe conditions related to work. This often includes working in environments that are too hot or too cold. In other cases, this includes working in areas without proper ventilation.
I always recommend consulting a medical professional in cases like this. So let’s say that the doc believes you have an overexertion injury and found the proximate cause. What should you do? There are several options.
Each of these proposed solutions leads back to the idea that you, the injured person, should be made whole again. This often includes large sums for medical treatment. Often this includes both short term expenses after the incident. Often still is the treatment or long term rehab needed after. And this is often very expensive. This is where a skilled law firm like the Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC, comes into play. We help get the money needed for medical expenses.
Furthermore, in some cases, we can front the money to you out of our own pocket. We work with medical professionals in order to get you only the best of care exactly when you need it. If you are not sure, I want you to think not just of yourself, but about your family. Who will pay the bills if you are out of work? What is the price of your family’s safety and happiness? Becoming whole again may give you, your spouse, and your kids that peace of mind.
There are several ways that a person can avoid overexertion injuries. This can often be accomplished with several different means listed below.
This is often the tricky part. I don’t recommend choosing a firm just because their face was on the side of the bus. Or because they had a big color ad in the phone book (remember those?). I want you to choose someone you trust. Someone with the experience needed to fight the case from start to finish. That is why I believe my firm is the best for you. We have delivered over $100 million in total compensation for our clients.
Furthermore, we work on contingency. That means we don’t ask for a penny unless we recover for you. In addition, we don’t pressure you into decisions. We offer free consultations.
I’ll travel anywhere in California (and in some cases beyond) to discuss your legal options. And in the age of Coronavirus, this may be in person, over the phone, or over Zoom or Skype. Your choice. I want to be your shield. My decades of practicing law are like second nature to me. However, far more important is my experience in the United States Marine Corps. I wasn’t a general, but I did my part along with men better than me. Watching those heroes– especially as a disabled vet myself– I understand just how difficult it is dealing with an injury.
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