Most people assume an injury at work means a broken arm or leg. However, there are a variety of different injuries one can receive at work that aren’t as obvious. Here is a list of 5 injuries that may be compensable under New York State Workers’ Compensation Law.
1) Hearing Loss
If a loud noise occurs while at work that causes a hearing loss it may be compensable under NYS Workers’ Comp law.
Prolonged noise exposure over time can also result in damaged hearing over time. This type of claim would be known as an Occupational Disease.
2) Occupational Diseases
Occupational Diseases (OD) are problems that arise after years of doing your job. For example; let’s say you work in a warehouse and are constantly lifting heavy boxes as one of your daily tasks. If you require surgery on your knees you may be entitled to benefits.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, an injury to the wrist that can occur with repetitive motion such as years of computer use in an office, is another example of OD.
If you helped clean up the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks you are entitled to benefits… Even if you aren’t exhibiting symptoms to date. Click here for the Workers Compensation forms related to WTC.
3) Stress/Panic Attacks
Psychological injuries can occur at work and they can lead to significant medical costs. Consult an attorney to speak more in-depth about the workers comp process related to stress claims.
Whether dealing with an angry public or an angry coworker, people are physically attacked in the workplace. The injuries sustained may be compensable.
If a loved one has passed away as a result of work related injuries, you can claim death benefits through Workers' Comp. Drug overdoses as a result of taking medication, which was prescribed for an injury that occurred at work, can also be covered through the workers comp process.
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