Commonly Reported Workplace Injuries

Long Island Workers' Compensation Lawyers

We are a Long Island law firm that is proud to help those injured on the jobs get the workers compensation they deserve. When you get hurt on the job, you should be financially protected. In general, workers' compensation coverage exists to protect employees. However, the laws regarding these benefits are complex. So it takes an astute team of lawyers to make sure you get the benefits you deserve. We will help you prove your injury, file the correct paperwork, and help you get the financial assistance you need.

There are various workplace injuries that we consider common. Of course, some jobs are just inherently more dangerous than others, but workers can be hurt anywhere. At any time! Over the years, we have handled many different injury claims. Let's take a look at some of the more common workplace injuries people report.

Brain and Head Injuries

There are different types of accidents that lead to brain injuries. Vehicle collisions, falls from height, falling tools or equipment, slips or falls, and machinery accidents are the main ones you hear about causing severe head and brain injuries. The brain controls all of the body's functions, so any damage to it can have a lasting impact on your life. Which means it is crucial to get the compensation you deserve from an injury like this. It can be a life-altering injury that stops you from working again.

Spinal Cord Injuries

When you injure your spinal cord, it can impact every aspect of your life. Depending on the location and the extent of the damage, the victim may lose strength, sensation, and bodily functions below the site of the injury. And it can be an injury that the victim never fully recovers from, which hampers them at work for the rest of their life. Which makes the workers' compensation claim all the more important.

Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are common for many different workplace settings, especially the ones where you are on your feet for long periods of time. Or if you are lifting heavy objects. From nursing, to warehouse jobs, to foodservice, you can injure your knee anywhere. Some common injuries to your knee include sprains, torn cartilage, shattered kneecaps, and repetitive stress injuries. And knee injuries linger, so be sure to stay on top of those compensation claims.

Shoulder Injuries

Some commonly reported shoulder injuries include impingements, fractures, labral tears, and rotator cuff tears. These can be the result of an accident or due to repetitive motions. When you have a shoulder injury, it can make it difficult for the worker to carry out their duties and could require surgery or rehab.

Neck Injuries

Neck injuries can be caused by sudden accidents or they can develop slowly over time. When it comes to neck injuries in the workplace, they are often the result of car accidents, slips and falls, falling objects, or repetitive motions. And can really hamper someone's ability to work.

Eye Injuries

According to studies, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. They range from eye strain to severe trauma. Damage to the eye can result in vision loss and even permanent blindness. Even if workers do the right thing and wear safety goggles, facemasks and other protective gear the eye injury may still occur.

Amputations

Many workplaces are dangerous enough to lead to amputations. Collisions, heavy machinery accidents, and other severe trauma may lead to the loss of one or more limbs. Amputations are one of the most serious and impactful types of injuries that occur at a work setting. Workplaces of course have employee training, workplace safety practices, and administrative oversight in an effort to prevent these types of accident, but some places simply have accidents. And when there is an amputation, that is a lifelong setback that requires workers' compensation to cover that injury.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

There is a wide range of repetitive stress injuries one can suffer at work. And they can affect essentially any movable part of the body. Sustained strenuous positions, repetitive tasks, exertions of force, and compression all can lead to severe and debilitating repetitive stress injuries.

Broken Bones

Different types of bone fractures means different treatments and recovery times depending on the severity. So the missing time from work can be a short period of time or a significant one. Thankfully, when it comes to broken bones, the worker does not have lingering issues preventing them from working. However, the time missed is still valuable and the compensation for the lost work matters.

Contact Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn Today

When a workplace accident makes you unable to work and support yourself, turn to Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn and get the workers' compensation you need in order to survive on Long Island, New York. We are committed to helping those injured on the job. Our years of experience with workers' compensation cases ensures that you are getting the support you need in order to get the benefits you deserve.

For more information about our legal team, please reach out to one of our law offices on Long Island. Call one of the below offices to get legal advice to help with your situation:

  • Patchogue (Main Office): 631-447-6500
  • Riverhead: 631-421-4725
  • Melville: 631-208-9760

When you call, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to go over your situation. We can help you with the work injury documentation and make sure that is filled out properly. Our expert legal team will get you the compensation you deserve!