Injuries On The Job
In general, injuries that occur on the job are presumed to be work-related, and the worker is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In Kentucky, workers’ comp benefits include medical care, reimbursement for travel expenses to doctors’ appointments, wage replacement benefits and vocational rehabilitation, when appropriate.
If you have been injured at work and are having trouble obtaining workers’ comp benefits, the lawyers at Landrum & Shouse LLP can help.
Traumatic Injuries And Occupational Diseases
There are countless injuries that a worker may suffer on the job. A few of the most common types of work injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Joint injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Loss of vision or hearing
Traumatic accidents are the cause of numerous work injuries. Vehicle accidents, fires, explosions, falls and defective equipment accidents are frequently to blame for traumatic injuries.
In addition to traumatic injuries, workers can suffer injuries from occupational diseases. Occupational diseases are illnesses or injuries that occur over time due to unsafe working conditions such as exposure to toxins, loud noise, dust or particles in the air, poorly designed workstations and defective safety equipment. Cumulative trauma and repetitive stress injuries are types of occupational diseases.