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.
When Arizona residents go to work each morning, they may know that incurring an injury is possible. However, many people may not expect to experience an amputation at work, so it is important to know how these incidents occur.
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.
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.
A serious work injury in Arizona can result in shock, a dangerous condition in which tissues and organs stop functioning properly because there is not enough blood circulating through the system.
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.
An injury to your spinal cord occurring at your workplace in Arizona can cause permanent paralysis. However, there are other serious and often chronic complications that can also arise from spinal cord injury.
Arizona construction workers like you put yourself at risk every day due to the nature of the work you do. One big possible risk you may face are crush injuries. These injuries can have a profound impact on your health, ability to work, and financial situation.
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.