Even Minor Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

By Pyle Law, January 07 2021 4:38 pm
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Even Minor Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

By Pyle Law, January 07 2021 4:38 pm
Even Minor Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

Your injury doesn’t have to be a dramatic spectacle to qualify for workers’ compensation. If you don’t obtain the treatment and rest you need for a minor injury, it can develop into something far more serious. Take strains, cuts, bumps, or burns on the job seriously. 

You recognize that if you’re seriously injured on the job, you qualify for workers’ compensation, but you may not realize that a minor injury may also qualify. The reality is that if you don’t get the rest and medical attention you need after a minor injury, it can develop into something more serious, which makes it a bad idea to ignore minor injuries on the job. If you’ve suffered a minor injury at work, speak with an experienced Kansas workers’ compensation attorney today

Your Minor Injury

If you acquired your injury on the job, it doesn’t have to be a dramatic, life-threatening injury to qualify for workers’ comp. All of the following minor injuries can require medical attention and may lead to time off work:

  • Sprains and Strains – Some jobs are rife with bending and lifting and other kinds of repetitive motion, which can lead to painful sprains or strains. These soft tissue injuries tend to be slow to heal, decrease range of motion, and require physical therapy and/or rehabilitative care.  
  • First-Degree Burns – First-degree burns don’t blister or break the skin, but they can be extremely painful and can leave you in need of medical attention (and time off the job). Harsh chemicals, electrical components, and equipment that radiates heat can all leave you with first-degree burns (or much worse). When a minor burn is very large or in a delicate area of the body such as the face, it is a more serious matter.
  • Cuts and Lacerations – Even small cuts pose a danger of infection, and if you’re cut on the job, seeking medical attention is always advised. If you work with your hands and your hand is cut, it can leave you unable to work for a considerable amount of time. Cuts are painful, are often slow to heal, and should not be ignored. 
  • A Blow to the Head – Even a minor blow to the head, such as being struck by a falling object, can prove dangerous. Even if you feel fine and don’t think the blow negatively affected you, you are well-advised to seek medical attention. Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be asymptomatic or have few symptoms – even as they develop into more serious injuries that are also more difficult to treat. 

Don’t Wait to Call an Experienced Kansas Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you’ve suffered a minor injury on the job, the dedicated Kansas workers’ compensation attorney at Pyle Law is here to help protect your rights and ensure you obtain the workers’ compensation you need to fully heal. Your claim is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 620-374-9299 for more information today.

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