Indianapolis Workers Comp Injury Attorney
In all types of job or workplace environments, there is a risk for injury or accident and almost all types of injuries have the potential to cause nerve damage. Oftentimes nerve injuries do not heal quickly. Whether the injury is mild or severe, the road to recovery is likely a long one.
Nerve damage injuries may have a sudden onset, usually because of a traumatic accident like a fall or motor vehicle accident. However, many nerve injuries develop slowly over time. These types of injuries are often challenging when trying to clarify the root cause. Employees who think they might have nerve damage due to a workplace injury should report their injury as soon as possible. An Indiana workers’ compensation attorney can help with submitting and pursuing benefit claims.
Typical Nerve-Related Injuries and Accidents:
- Full or partial paralysis
- Herniated discs and back injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
- Radial nerve compression
- Facial nerve damage
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Numbness and pain
- Loss of feeling or sensation
Legal Protections for Workplace Injuries
Indiana law requires employers to provide benefits to employees who are injured or killed while on the job. Workers’ compensation covers medical bills, lost wages, and monetary payments for the employee’s permanent physical damage. Additional compensation for out-of-pocket prescription costs, mileage expenses, and future coverage for lost work and medical needs are often also appropriate. If you suffer from nerve damage as a result of a workplace injury, email or call Carlock Legal today. Indiana workers have been relying on his experience to guide them through the worker's compensation cases for more than two decades.