When you consider types of workers’ compensation injuries, you might think about drastic, life-altering accidents. While these injuries certainly fall under workers’ compensation, smaller job-related injuries can hurt your quality of life. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome from working in a restaurant or office in Portland OR, or have chronic back pain from farm work in the Willamette Valley, you deserve proper compensation for your injuries. Contact Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, L.L.P we help injured workers anywhere in Oregon.
Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Whatever your job, and wherever you work, be it a small town like Pendelton, or a big city like Portland, OR, you can be hurt by these common injuries:
- Back injuries: Your back injury may cause chronic backache. It may also cause pain that shoots down your leg from a pinched nerve or herniated disc.
- Neck injuries: Like back injuries some neck injuries from damaged muscles, called a “strain,” might go away after a few months with the right treatment. Other neck injuries can cause chronic pain, and shooting pain into the arms. These, too, can be from herniated discs.
- Knee injuries: Knee swelling, popping, pressure sensitivity, numbness, and pain all decrease your quality of life. There are many causes of knee injury, like a torn meniscus or ACL.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, and cubital tunnel syndrome. This type of condition happens gradually over time. Typically, it happens to those who use their hands a lot at work.
Any of these injuries can interfere with your ability to enjoy life to the fullest.
Contact Us Today
If you’ve experienced any of these common workers’ compensation injuries, get in touch with a representative from Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, L.L.P at 1-800-371-3664. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.