California Cumulative Trauma Workplace Injury Lawyers
Fighting for California Workers’ Comp Benefits for Employees Suffering from Cumulative Injury
Workers’ compensation claims are easiest when the cause of injury is clear: You fall from a ladder on a construction site, break your leg, and file a claim for benefits. Not all workplace injuries are so simple, however. What happens when you develop a condition over time, but that condition is caused by your work? Can you seek workers’ comp coverage for lower back issues connected to lifting and twisting every day, or carpal tunnel caused by repetitive typing over the years? In California, you can recover benefits, but it’s not easy to do alone.
At Ochoa & Calderón, our zealous California cumulative injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience helping injured workers get the medical care and benefits they are owed after an on-the-job injury. We fight for injured employees suffering from all manner of workplace injuries or illnesses, including trauma-based accidents and injuries that develop over time. We know how to build the strongest case for maximum compensation, whether the connection to the work environment is simple or complex.
If you have an injury or illness because of your work, you are entitled to coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. The cumulative trauma legal team at Ochoa & Calderón is ready to help you get the benefits you and your family are due.
Does Workers’ Comp Cover Cumulative Trauma?
Cumulative trauma injuries, also called cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), refer to injuries caused by repetitive, strenuous activities. Repeated traumatic motions can cause excessive wear and tear on the joints, tendons, or nerves. CTD can also be caused by improper positioning, uncomfortable posture, rapid movements, idleness, or vibrations. The injury can develop over days, months, or even years. The activity might not be enough to cause an injury when performed once–such as lifting or carrying heavy boxes or patients–but when performed every day for months or years, a cumulative injury can develop.
In California, workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to covered employees for all work-related injuries and illnesses. While workers’ comp typically covers single-instance traumatic injuries, such as head trauma or broken bones, it also includes coverage for injuries or illnesses that develop over time. In order to recover compensation for a cumulative injury, you’ll need to prove the injury was caused at work.
Proving Cumulative Trauma for Workers’ Comp
Proving cumulative trauma is work-related can be challenging. With help from your California cumulative trauma workers’ comp attorney, you’ll need to show that you suffer from a condition directly tied to your work tasks. The insurance company may try to fight your claims, arguing that the injury occurred outside of work.
A savvy cumulative injury lawyer at Ochoa & Calderón can help you prove that your injuries are work-related. We have decades of experience fighting against insurance companies, employers, and other parties who would seek to limit or deny your claims. Don’t let a penny-pinching workers’ comp insurance provider deny you the coverage you are owed. Let us help you get the maximum recovery you deserve.
What Are Common Cumulative Injuries?
At Ochoa & Calderón, we help injured workers with all manner of cumulative trauma injuries. If you suffer from any illness or injury caused by your workplace tasks, whether the injury was caused by a single incident or due to repetitive stress over time, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Some of the most common CTDs our clients suffer from include the following:
- Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
- Lower back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Raynaud’s syndrome
- Hearing loss from noisy equipment
- Knee injury
- Eye damage
- Asbestos-related illness
If you or someone you care about suffers from a cumulative injury or illness caused by work, call a zealous workplace cumulative trauma attorney today for advice and consultation.
Our Riverside Cumulative Trauma Lawyers Are Ready to Fight for Your Benefits
For help getting medical care and benefits for cumulative injuries such as carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, back strain, or other on-the-job injuries or illnesses, call Ochoa & Calderón to discuss your case with a seasoned, effective California workers’ comp lawyer. Call 951-901-4444 in Riverside or 844-401-0750 toll-free throughout Southern California.