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Overexertion Claims

Work-Related Overexertion

Overexertion injuries are the most common workplace injury. These injuries are described as injuries caused by pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying, throwing, or holding. They usually consist of sprains and strains, with back strains being the most commonly reported overexertion injury.

Common overexertion injuries include:

  • Back and neck injuries that are often serious enough to require surgery
  • Connective tissue injuries
  • Severe muscle strains that prevent an individual from performing his or her job
  • Heat exhaustion

Why and How These Types of Injuries Occur

These types of injuries are usually caused by a worker performing a physical action which exceeds his or her physical limitations. They ordinarily result from a combination of mechanical and physical circumstances paired with an unsafe or sudden act. They almost always occur without warning and are usually musculoskeletal in nature. Plumbers, carpenters, laborers, electricians, and steelworkers are most prone to suffering overexertion injuries.

When an individual suffers from an injury to the same body part continually, over the course of several years, the worker may be forced to stop performing his or her job. When this happens, the injury is considered a career-ending injury.

Workers’ Compensation

If you or someone you care about has suffered an overexertion injury, it is important to file a workers’ compensation claim right away. It is also important that you fully understand your rights, and the best way to do that is to speak with a team of experienced Elgin injury lawyers.

Whether it is your first occupational injury, or you have suffered from several similar injuries over the years, your ability to work may be negatively impacted. Furthermore, you may find yourself unable to return to your chosen occupation, causing significant financial fall-out for you and your family. You may find yourself struggling to pay your everyday expenses. If this sounds familiar, we can help.

Find Your Elgin Injury Lawyer at Shea Law Group

At Shea Law Group, our team of dedicated Elgin injury lawyers understands what you are going through. Recuperating from a serious injury is difficult and going up against a large insurance company without your own quality legal representation can make a bad situation even worse. Enlist the assistance of a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney to help you achieve the settlement you are entitled to.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury at work, you owe it to yourself and your family to work with a legal team that is equipped to protect your legal rights and your financial future. Give us a call today at (877)-365-0040 to book your free no-obligation consultation.