Most jobs in South Carolina require using your hands, whether you’re typing on a computer, writing down information, answering the phone, doing construction work or working on a factory assembly line. Injuring your hand can put you in constant pain and completely inhibit your ability to work. Likewise, foot injuries hamper mobility and become a hindrance to getting work done. Your employer may not understand the seriousness of your injury. Some employers even block your attempts at collecting workers’ compensation. The Mann Law Firm, P.A. understands the challenges you face and brings years of experience to every case we handle.
Strains, sprained ankles, torn ligaments and crushed or fractured bones are common work injuries. Burns, punctures and lacerations can also occur. In the worst instances, accidents sever toes or feet or make amputation medically necessary.
Workplace hazards that injure feet include:
Heavy equipment accidents can crush the bones in your hands or result in fractures that take time to heal. Physical therapy is often necessary to restore full use and in the worst cases, you never completely recover ─ the injury becomes a disability. Some lines of work are exceptionally dangerous. Construction workers constantly use their hands in their work and are often prone to injuries resulting from a construction accident.
However, not all workplace injuries occur instantaneously through accidents. Soft tissue injuries can develop from routine repetitive motions and lead to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis.
Companies in Greenville are required by law to carry workers’ compensation, which covers many types of work related injuries ─ hand, foot, head injuries ─ you name it. Whether your injury happens suddenly through an accident or is a condition that gradually worsens over time, your claim is subject to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is the compromise that protects both employees and companies. It protects companies from lawsuits and provides medical treatment and wage loss compensation for injured workers.
Unfortunately, insurance companies and employers are not always fair about how they deal with workers’ compensation claims. You are wise to put a lawyer on your side to fight for your rights. Call our Greenville law firm at 864-326-0535 or contact us online and find out how we can help.