Is My Injury A Workers' Comp Injury?

When you are injured at work by a fall or other incident, it is easy to pinpoint the injury as a work injury. When an injury develops over time, however, it can be more difficult to identify the source of the injury. Although you may not believe that your injury is work-related, it may be the result of repetitive actions that have caused cumulative trauma. If you are unsure whether your injury is work-related, the workers’ comp lawyers at Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP, will evaluate your case to determine whether pursuing workers’ compensation is an option.

What Is Cumulative Trauma?

Cumulative trauma injuries can manifest as back injuries, joint problems or nerve injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. These injuries can lead to severe discomfort and lost sleep, as well as an overall reduction in your quality of life. They can also require extensive physical therapy and even surgery and prevent you from working.

How Our Workers' Comp Lawyers Can Help

To determine whether your injury is work-related, our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your case by reviewing medical records and consulting with medical care providers. We listen closely to our clients.

Our Team Approach

At Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP, our team approach enables us to assist clients with legal needs related to different areas of the law. If your injury affects your financial or family life, Walter P. Thomas will work closely with our bankruptcy or family law attorneys to ensure that all of your legal needs are handled properly.

Contact Telpner Peterson Law Firm, LLP

If you are injured but are not sure whether the injury is work-related, contact our office in Council Bluffs, Iowa, as soon as possible. Call 712-325-9000 to speak to our workers’ comp attorneys.

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