Does an old back injury aggravated by your current job entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits? Is your hypertension a result of employment-related stress? If you were in a car accident while running an errand for your employer, do you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits?
Any injury related to your employment entitles you to income and medical benefits. A serious back injury, an amputated arm or leg, brain damage, asbestosis, or another catastrophic workplace injury that gives rise to partial/total permanent disability entitles the worker to long-term wage and medical benefits.
Contact us at the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi, Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. in Oradell, New Jersey to arrange a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer. Find out if your workplace injury qualifies for benefits.
Qualifying workplace injuries:
- Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries that result in quadriplegia, paraplegia, some other paralysis, loss of function, or chronic pain
- Permanent brain damage resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- A torn rotator cuff injury, herniated lumbar disc/cervical disc, knee injury, shoulder injury, or other orthopedic or soft tissue injury
- Psychological injuries, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety
- Lung injuries, including asbestosis and baker’s lung
- Heart conditions, including hypertension and heart attacks caused by stress, and pulmonary problems caused by exposure to diesel fumes and carbon monoxide
- Cancer caused by toxic exposure, including lung, stomach, colon, and throat cancer, leukemia; and mesothelioma, including cancers that are diagnosed years after retirement
- Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, back strain, and rotator cuff impingement syndrome
- Any injury that cause permanent partial loss of use of your hand, arm, all fingers, leg, foot, all of toes, eyes, or ears