Suffering an injury in a workplace accident affects employees and their families in many ways. In severe injuries, medical treatment and sometimes even physical rehabilitation may be necessary to recover fully. Many injuries also mean missing work for a time, sometimes just for a few days and other times for weeks or months.
When lifting is part of your job, it seems like it's never the medium-sized box in the posters. Often the things you have to lift are awkward to carry and you have to bend and twist to get to them. These situations can increase the risk of a potential injury.
Workers' compensation claims are often difficult to navigate. There are many different things that have to come together when you file for benefits. The type of injury and the way it happened matter when your application is being processed.