New Rotator Cuff Balloon Procedure Could be Game Changer for Severe Tears

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Rotator cuff tears are the primary reason why injured workers with shoulder pain go to the doctor. Aninnovative new balloon procedure is now available for some individuals with “irreparable rotator cufftears”. This procedure is designed to allow people with severe shoulder injuries to recover faster withless pain. The new minimally invasive technique can be utilized when an injured worker has …

The Impact of Social Factors on Workers’ Compensation Claimants

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When an individual suffers a work related injury, the loss of income presents the number one concern which sets off a “chain reaction” that affects housing and financial security.  An on-the-job injury does not just affect the injured worker. It affects the injured worker’s entire family. It can lead to child care issues, housing issues including inability to pay rent, and relationship problems …

Workers’ Compensation Increases Company Accountability

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Workplace injuries are unfortunately common. Any time there is an injury, accountability should be demanded by individuals, the legal system, and the government. The worker should always receive benefits owed through workers’ compensation. However, when injuries occur because of repeated neglect of safety, not only should workers receive swift and fair compensation, but companies should implement changes. Workers’ Compensation advocates, …

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Failed Back Surgeries

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There was a recent mass shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The shooter was suffering from increased pain following a failed back surgery and targeted his surgeon in the attack. While we do not condone violence of any sort, this attack leads us to examine Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. The man was noted to be experiencing excruciating back pain, and we are …

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What is a Rehabilitation Conference?

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We recently attended a Rehabilitation Conference with a client at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  A Rehabilitation Conference is a conference scheduled with the Rehabilitation Division of the State Board in catastrophic cases.  A catastrophic case entitles injured workers to lifetime income benefits and medical and rehabilitation services not offered in other cases. The purpose of these conferences is …

Ladder injuries on the job

6 Tips to Avoid Ladder Injuries

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We often see serious work-related injuries when our clients have fallen from ladders.  Many ladder injuries can be prevented if proper safety techniques are followed.  There are more than 300 ladder-related deaths and over 130,000 emergency room visits related to ladders each year, as well as 2,000 ladder-related injuries every day. ANSI.Org It is important to first consider the task …

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6 Common Nursing Injuries

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Nursing is definitely a fulfilling and rewarding occupation.  Nurses choose their jobs because they want to do meaningful work and help people.  However, nurses face many workplace hazards, which can result in serious injuries.  The most common injuries that nurses encounter on the job fall into six categories. Overexertion Slip and Falls Violence Contact with Objects or Equipment Transportation Incidents …

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Tips to Reduce Overexertion Injuries

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The number of serious injuries we see from overexertion at work is dramatically rising. Quite often these injuries occur because companies with staffing shortages require their employee to work overtime to make up for the reduction in personnel.  Whether you spend your days on an assembly line, typing on a computer, or somewhere in between, it’s important to know the …

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Find the Right Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

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Finding the right lawyer for your catastrophic injury workers’ compensation case is potentially the most important decision you’ll make for your future. Catastrophic work-related injuries include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, amputations, and severe burns. The long-term consequences of a catastrophic injury will impact the rest of your life, as well as the lives of your family members. …

Hope for Paralysis Treatment

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Paralysis is one of the most traumatic workers’ compensation injuries we see. Paralysis impacts every aspect of a person’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones. When we represent clients with work-related spinal cord injuries, we know their journey toward a new normal is a long one. Compensation needs to be more than adequate to cover medical …