At Howard Law, some of the most common workers’ compensation cases we handle involve orthopedic injuries. Orthopedic injuries are so common because they can occur in nearly every work environment. It doesn’t matter if you are a lawyer, a plumber or a firefighter, you can easily suffer an orthopedic injury at work and find yourself needing legal representation.What is an orthopedic injury?
An orthopedic injury is an injury that involves the skeleton and the structures that support the skeleton (such as tendons, ligaments and muscles). Because orthopedic injuries can be difficult to treat and diagnose, there is a specific branch of medicine (orthopedics) dedicated to addressing these kinds of injuries.What are the most common orthopedic work related injuries?
Orthopedic injuries are as varied as the bones in the human body but there are a number of common orthopedic injuries we see in our workers’ compensation cases. At Howard Law our experienced Orange County workers’ compensation attorneys can help you if you have suffered any kind of orthopedic injury including:
- Neck and back injuries – Neck and back injuries are the most common types of injuries in workers’ compensation cases. In fact, neck and back injuries make up nearly 20% of all reported work related injuries.
- Hand and wrist injuries – Hand and wrist injuries are also extremely common. They often involve repetitive motion injuries, like tendonitis and carpel tunnel as well as injuries from lifting heavy objects or slip-and-fall accidents.
- Foot and leg injuries – A small puddle, a loose stone or an uneven walkway can quickly cause injury in the workplace. When someone trips or falls at work, leg and foot injuries are common.
In Orange County California, getting help for an orthopedic injury that happened at work is as easy as picking up the phone and calling Howard Law at (800) 872 – 5925. When you reach out to us one of our talented workers’ compensation attorneys will be happy to help you understand your rights and get the medical care you need to heal from your orthopedic injury.What if I can’t pay for a workers’ compensation attorney?
The great news is that at Howard Law, we handle all workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee. That means you don’t pay for our services out of your own pocket, we get paid when we successfully resolve your workers’ compensation claim.
Call us today at (800) 872 – 5925 to speak to our compassionate, knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys and we can discuss your orthopedic injury and how we can help you get healthy and back to work.