“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk - just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” - Bill Turley
The First Step
When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.
The Next Step
If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.
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What Kind of Work Injury Have You Suffered?
Generally, there are two types of injuries that a worker can suffer on the job. First, there is the “specific" injury. This is what most people think of when they think of a work injury. If you lift something heavy and throw out your back, if you are assaulted at work, or if you are involved in a car accident while making a work related delivery, these are all “specific” injuries or injuries that result from a specific incident.
Then, there are “cumulative” or “repetitive” injuries. These are injuries that happen over time. For example, you use your hands repetitively and you develop carpel tunnel syndrome, you are exposed to constant loud noise and you develop hearing problems, or you do a lot of walking or climbing at work and you develop knee pain. Even if you cannot point to a single incident as the specific cause of your injury, cumulative or repetitive injuries are still legitimate for claiming workers’ compensation.
Because cumulative or repetitive use injuries develop over time, there may be some contribution to these injuries by non-work activities. Some use of your hands at home might contribute to a work-related cumulative carpel tunnel syndrome. Some exposure to loud noise off the job may contribute to a cumulative on-the-job hearing loss. Running or jogging recreationally may contribute to a cumulative work knee injury. That’s ok. As long as some portion of your cumulative trauma injury was caused by your work activity, you still have a legitimate claim.
In addition to physical injuries, psychological injuries can also happen either as a “specific injury” or a “cumulative trauma” and are legitimate for claiming workers’ compensation.
Worker's Compensation Claims
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley