The type and severity of work-related injuries varies greatly. Some injuries can be very minor cuts, burns, or sprains that require very little, if any, medical treatment. Cases such as these hardly ever require workers’ compensation. For severe injuries, however, compensation may be necessary in order for the injured worker to afford medical treatment, loss of wages, or other damages.
Some of the most common workplace injuries are caused by slip-and-fall accidents. These injuries can include concussions andtraumatic brain injury, which may land a worker in the hospital for weeks or even months. Broken bones and spinal cord injuries can result from such accidents, as well, causing long-term or permanent impairment or disability. Other types of injuries include severe burns, which can be cause by fires, hot machinery, chemicals, or electrical wiring.
Some injuries may not necessarily be caused by an accident. Repetitive motions, heavy lifting, and other workplace environment or job-related issues could cause repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel, tendinitis, herniated disks, and more. These injuries can limit a worker’s ability to perform their job and could cause them to lose income. If you have suffered any kind of injury while on the job, or as a result of your workplace duties, speak with a Las Vegas workers’ compensation attorney today.
Filing for workers’ comp requires a detailed understanding of Nevada’s workers’ comp regulations and laws. The most important step you can take after being injured at work is to hire a workers’ compensation attorney from Shook & Stone to counsel and guide you through each step. Our team will work with you to build a strong case and will not hesitate to fight for you in the courtroom. We have decades of experience and could win the compensation you need, so contact us today for a free initial evaluation of your case.