Not all Alabama job-related injuries are immediately noticeable


Many times, people who have experienced job-related injuries are not even aware that they may have received them while working for an Alabama business. That's because some injuries happen due to a series of constant physical stressors, rather than a sudden accident. However, it's important to realize that these types of "cumulative effect" job-related injuries are no less worthy of workers' compensation benefits than others might be.

Some of the more common types of repetitive stress injuries that may be covered by workers' comp include:

  • neck and back strain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • numbness in the limbs
  • loss of hearing, tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • chronic headaches
  • swelling in the joints
  • eye strain

Of course, this is by no means a comprehensive list of job-related injuries. Just as every person is unique, how your body responds to conditions like working on noisy manufacturing floors without being given proper ear protection, or having to perform work on a machine that is not ergonomically sound, will vary.

If you begin to exhibit symptoms that may be indicative of job-related injuries in Alabama, it is important to get a diagnosis from a qualified physician. If the physician believes that the problem traces back to your workplace, it is likely that a workers' comp benefits claim may be filed. If the employer denies the claim, you may then wish to consider a pursuit of legal means to get the compensation you deserve to pay for expenses such as physical or occupational rehabilitation of the affected area.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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