California Orthopedic Injury Attorney
Orthopedic injuries are incredibly common, and occur in nearly every work environment. Whether you are a nurse who suffered a hand injury, a factory worker with a disabling back injury, or you have been diagnosed with repetitive use syndrome, orthopedic injuries can be life-changing. It is important to get legal representation after a work-related orthopedic injury to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve - be it from insurance, workers' compensation, or other claims.
Understanding Orthopedic Injuries
Orthopedics refers to the internal structures of the body - the skeleton, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When these structures are injured, it can be difficult regain full use of your body. Many orthopedic injuries are long-lasting or permanent. At The Law Offices of George Henderson we help clients with orthopedic injuries including:
- Hand and Wrist: Hand and wrist injuries can occur from repetitive use, heavy lifting, or from an accident. These injuries may damage the muscles or tendons, such as in tendonitis or carpal tunnel, or may be as serious as broken bones.
- Foot and Leg: The most common cause of foot and leg injuries are slip and fall or trip accidents. Common leg injuries include sprains, fractures, torn ligaments, or broken bones.
- Back and Neck: Back and neck injuries are the most common type of work-related injury. Injuries to the back or neck may involve any combination of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and the spinal column. These injuries are often debilitating, and some are permanently disabling.
Get Help with Orthopedic Injuries
If you have suffered an orthopedic injury while at work, you may be entitled to compensation via workers' compensation or a personal injury claim. To explore your legal rights and options that may be available to you, contact The Law Offices of George Henderson for a no-obligation consultation.