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 InjuriesWhatever 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.