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What Injuries Are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Receiving Compensation for Covered Work Injuries

When you think of the term “work injury” you probably relate it to some kind of physical accident like falling off of a ladder or being injured by machinery. However, someone can develop a job-related illness as well. When it comes to sustaining an injury or illness on the job, here’s what every worker needs to know to stay protected.

Common Covered Physical Injures

While workers who have labor-intensive jobs are more likely to have a work accident and sustain an injury, anyone can become injured from an on-the-job accident. Some commonly covered injuries under workers’ comp may include but are not limited to:

  • Bone fractures
  • Loss of a limb
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Muscle and tendon injuries such as carpal tunnel

Commonly Covered Occupational Illnesses

An occupational illness can happen when a worker is exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances. Some common occupational illnesses covered under workers’ comp may include but are not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Asthma and other respiratory illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Lung diseases such as mesothelioma and silicosis

If you have a pre-existing condition, you may still be covered under workers’ compensation if your illness was exacerbated by another work-related condition. Occupational illnesses in a workers’ compensation case are often difficult to prove, so having an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in your corner can help increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

Are Mental Health Issues Covered?

While the short answer is yes, psychological injuries are difficult to prove. If you think you may have a work-related psychological injury, consult an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Some mental health issues may include depression, stress, PTSD, and anxiety.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Comp Lawyer

If you have been injured on the job, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers will fight the toughest insurance companies to protect your rights so you can receive the compensation that you deserve.

Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule a free consultation.