Workplace injuries run the gamut from minor cuts and bruises to long-term and even fatal health conditions that do not even begin to show symptoms until years after the initial cause of injury takes place. Many people who suffer from work-related injuries and illnesses are not aware that they can get help with their medical bills and other financial losses through Workers’ Compensation benefits without having to sue their employer.
Accidents can lead to severe injuries such as:
You can also be injured on the job without any accident occurring. Exposure to toxic substances can cause immediate and long-term health problems. Some of these problems may not even become noticeable until decades later. For instance, asbestos-related diseases typically do not show symptoms until 25 years after exposure, but once the symptoms arise, the disease can be fatal in a very short time and require expensive treatments for the remainder of your life.
Other working conditions can also cause injuries. Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, can be very painful and difficult to correct. Exposure to noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Although you may not realize it, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits for these types of workplace injuries.
Successfully pursuing a Workers’ Compensation claim can help you get the care that you need to recover from workplace injuries, and when a full recovery is not possible it can pay for the adjustments that you must make in your life to live with your injuries.
Please, contact White and Stradley, LLP in Raleigh, Durham, Goldsboro, Greenville, Kinston, Lumberton, Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, and Tarboro, North Carolina, to find out if your injuries are covered by workers’ compensation.