Medical Conditions Covered By Workers’ Comp
You Are Protected Under State Law
Sustaining an injury of any sort is stressful, especially an injury that has led to disability. You cannot go about your life as you normally would, as your routine is disrupted by the need for medical care. You may be unable to work, or unable to work at the same level as you always have. This can cause financial issues for your family.
Luckily, workers’ compensation is a program designed just for this situation. Every employer is required by California law to hold insurance that will pay out to injured workers while they recuperate, and every worker is covered, even undocumented immigrants.
Proving That Work Caused Your Injury
At Carrazco Law we focus a large portion of our practice on workers’ compensation. One of the most common questions people have is which conditions are covered by this system. Essentially, the blanket answer is that if your condition was caused or exacerbated by work, it should be covered. Some common covered medical conditions involved in workers’ compensation claims include:
- Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Overuse injuries such as muscle strain
- Back and neck injuries, especially in workplaces involving manual labor
In practice, proving that these sorts of injuries arose out of your work can be more complex. Our lawyers work with doctors and other experts in our work, to create the most effective case possible for our clients.