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What injuries workers' compensation can cover

Workers in Arizona may know that their employer carries workers' compensation insurance, but they may not know just what sort of injuries are covered under it. Physical injuries are covered, but that is not all. Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression can be covered if they are caused on the job, and preexisting conditions that are worsened while on the job can be covered, too.

How can wrist injuries hurt your ability to work?

Arizona residents like you who work in a secretary or in an office position may think that you are safe from the work-related injuries you may hear of from more “dangerous” industries. Unfortunately, you are still susceptible. We at Matt Fendon Law Group are here today to discuss exactly how the injuries you are susceptible to can hurt your ability to work.

Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

One of the most commonly occurring knee injuries in Arizona is a meniscus tear. It can result from impact to, or twisting of, the knee during a job-related accident. According to the University of Pennsylvania, you should always receive medical treatment if you suspect a meniscus tear, especially if it is due to a work injury. While some meniscus tears can heal on their own, others require surgery. 

What is trigger finger?

Trigger finger is a type of repetitive strain injury that may affect workers in certain professions in Arizona. According to WebMD, you may be more likely to develop trigger finger if you work in a job that requires forceful, repetitive motions of your finger(s) and thumb. Examples of professionals who may be at greater risk of developing trigger finger include industrial workers, musicians and farmers.

Understanding and preventing overexertion

Overexertion refers to injuries of soft tissues that result from pushing the body past its limits. This may happen acutely, as when a laborer in Arizona attempts to lift a load that is too heavy and pulls a muscle. It can also occur over time, as when an office worker irritates the tendons of the upper extremities with awkward work positions and/or repetitive motions. Overexertion injuries are not always work-related, but according to the National Safety Council, 35% of all work-related injuries stem from overexertion. 

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