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When you are injured on the job, or develop a work-related illness, you generally do not consider the fact that you may develop further related issues. Often, the original injury or illness just the start of it, as side-effects and complications create equally debilitating health problems. For example, you may develop complications after surgery for a back injury, leaving you in a worse position than before the procedure. When this occurs, you may also be entitled to claim workers’ compensation and disability benefits for this secondary illness or injury, officially referred to as a compensable consequence injury.

Realistically, this matter can become complicated by your employer and their insurer fighting to protect their own bottom line through denying that you are eligible to claim compensation for a compensable injury. With an esteemed Santa Clarita compensable injury attorney with a proven track record of success litigating on your behalf, you can take the time you need to recover from your injuries, rather than attempting to navigate an unfamiliar legal process.

Common Types of Compensable Consequence Injuries Seen by a Santa Clarita Lawyer

There are countless types of compensable injuries which may be sustained, just as there are many types of original injury. When you choose to work with a Santa Clarita attorney from Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz when seeking compensation, you can be confident that you have an attorney committed to protecting your legal rights, and equipped with the necessary expertise to do just that.

Some of the common types of compensable injury regularly encountered by our Santa Clarita attorneys include:

  • Carpal tunnel in one hand that leads to overuse syndrome in the other
  • Nerve damage as a complication of surgery for a workplace injury
  • A fall down the stairs when a work-damaged knee buckles
  • A neck injury in a car crash en route to physical therapy for a work injury
  • An addiction to painkillers stemming from a work-induced back injury
  • Clinical depression resulting from a shoulder injury that won’t heal
  • Complications arising from a surgical procedure intended to remedy a back or neck injury

This list is, of course, by no means exhaustive, but we can provide the compassionate guidance and support you require throughout the legal process, regardless of the injury type.

The Statistics of Santa Clarita Compensable Injuries

Before any compensable consequence injuries occur, this is how the workplace injury statistics in California looked in 2016:

  • 466,600 reportable non-fatal workplace injuries
  • A clear majority of workplace injury occurs within the service industry, with fewest happening within computer, engineering and science roles
  • The most common cause of workplace injury is over-exertion, followed by contact with an object or equipment, and a slip or trip and fall
  • The most common type of workplace injury is sprains, strains and tears, followed by soreness and pain

When you have been rendered unable to work due to a workplace injury, expert legal representation could prove invaluable. To schedule your free initial consultation with a skilled Santa Clarita compensable injury attorney, call us today on 800-747-3447.