Nerve Damage Workers Compensation Lawsuit
Nerve injury due to trauma sustained at works is more common than previously believed. Every year tens of thousands of employees suffer some sort of nerve damage; often resulting in long term of permanent disability. Victims of severe injury due to workplace activities or accidents are entitled to compensation by way of workers compensation benefit claims.
Filing a Workers Compensation Lawsuit for Nerve Damage
Under California Workplace Compensation Laws employees injured on the job are entitled to compensation for medical treatment, temporary or permanent disability payments corresponding to the severity and length of injury, as well as SSD an SSDI benefits.
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Common Types of Nerve Injury
: Severe types of nerve damage
can result in permanent disability requiring extended medical, rehabilitation and disabled care. Requirements for the life and well being of the injured can cost upwards of millions of dollars. Some of the most common types of nerve injury include
- Full or partial paralysis of the limbs
- Back nerve damage including sciatica, Lumbar, and Herniated Disc
- Nerve injuries to the hands resulting from overuse including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and pinched nerve
- Radial Nerve Compression
- Shoulder Nerve Damage – rotator cuff injury
- Facial nerve damage – bells palsy
- Thoracic outlet syndrome and other central nervous system injuries
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Symptoms of Nerve Damage
: Warning signs of nerve injury employees should be aware of include, burning and tingling of the limbs, numbness, atrophy of the muscle tissue, constipation or incontinence, and loss of sexual functions.
Common Causes of Nerve Damage:
Nerve damage due to trauma, workplace environment, or repetitive work can take place in numerous and varied workplace environments and occupations from office and managerial work resulting in carpel tunnel syndrome to herniated discs caused by the lifting of heavy objects. Some of the m
- Falls from High Places
- Broken Bones
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Auto Accident Resulting in nerve Damage
- Industrial Accidents
- Construction Related Accidents
- Over-extensionand lifting of heavy objects
: Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured. Our goal in every case is to see to it that the level of compensation awarded can provide the financial help and justice deserved by victims of negligent or intentional behavior. To schedule a free no cost and confidential legal consultation regarding your claim contact our law firm toll free (888) 649-7166
Deadline to File a Worker’s Compensation Claim
According to the State of California’s labor laws, a workplace compensation claim must be filed within one year of the date of the injury or the date in which a employers has mailed by first class mail a claim form and a notice of potential eligibility for benefits to the injured employee. This means that if you fail to file a lawsuit within a year, you will not be able to receive any compensation at all and you will be fully accountable for all the damages.
It can be difficult to pinpoint these dates, especially if you have suffered great injuries. If you alerted your employer immediately, you will likely be in the clear, as there will often be a record of such notification.
It is possible for the statute of limitations to be extended past the deadline, though. In most worker’s compensation cases, this is due to the defendant leaving the state for a period of time. An owner may vacate the state in the hopes that the worker will not pursue a claim, but the statute will not count down until he returns. In some cases, the injured worker may have been seriously injured to the point that he was no longer in his right mind or was physically incapacitated. This can cause the statute of limitations to be frozen until he returns to normalcy.
There are two main reasons that worker’s compensation cases often fail to get filed. The first is because of a fear of retaliation the employer. However, such retaliation is legal, and you would be able to pursue an additional discrimination claim on top of the worker’s compensation case. The second is due to not knowing the proper statute in the first place. It is crucial that you speak with a skilled worker’s compensation attorney who can help you with your nerve damage claim so that you do not miss any important deadlines.