The Bureau of Labor Statistics has indicated in Florida that the most common type of workers’ injuries are sprain and strain. These are injuries where you sprain or strain some type of ligament or tendon in your body and does not require surgery.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also indicates that the second most common workers’ compensation injuries are cuts and lacerations. These types of injuries do not usually result in significant treatment. These are called “medical only claims” and typically do not require lawyer involvement.
The more specific injuries that my office deals with are as follows:
JOINT INJURIES: Whereas sprains and strains result in soft tissue
injures, the joints can be damaged and may require surgery. There are rotator cuff injuries on shoulders and there are meniscus and ACL tears in the knees.
STRESS FRACTURES: These typically do not require much medical intervention. These are stress fractures and typically the orthopaedic surgeon immobilizes the area. This allows the body to heal itself and typically does not require surgery.
(CTS) CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME: These are very painful injuries that result in the nerves in your hands and wrists being injured. The symptoms are tingling in your fingers, difficulty holding objects, inability to make a fist, dropping objects around the house, tenderness and weakness in your wrist and numbness in your arms.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES: There are a number of traumatic brain injuries in Florida which is any type of injury to the head. This would affect your cognitive and psychological aspects of your brain. I have been on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association in Florida and have extensive experience in this area.
If you have any questions of comments about these types of injuries, please contact me through my web site or call me at 407-315-2998 or toll free at (888)245-2855.