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Jobs That Cause the Most Back Injuries

By Sluka Law |

Back injuries are among the most prevalent on-the-job injuries. More than a million workers are estimated to suffer back injuries yearly. However, while all workers are at risk of suffering back injuries while on the job, not all workers face the same level of risk. Some workers face a greater risk of back injuries… Read More »

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Proving Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Work-Related

By Sluka Law |

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects millions of people worldwide. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. The median nerve is a nerve in the arm that runs from the forearm into the palm. This nerve serves the purpose of controlling certain muscles in the hand and… Read More »

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Steps To Take After a Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accident

By Sluka Law |

You may be a large truck driver, or your job may involve operating another type of motor vehicle. Your job may involve using the company vehicle to meet clients. No matter what your job entails, if you are frequently on the road, there might come a time when you are involved in a motor… Read More »

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Reasons Why You Need an Aggressive Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

By Sluka Law |

After suffering an injury at work, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits. Workers’ compensation covers medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and other damages for employees who suffer work-related injuries and illnesses. If you suffered a job-related injury or illness, you are not required to have an… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Secondary Injuries

By Sluka Law |

After suffering a work-related injury, you may know that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage should cover your medical expenses and compensate you for other losses, such as lost wages. However, if you suffer a secondary injury, it may be unclear whether your injury is covered under workers’ compensation. After suffering a secondary injury,… Read More »

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Common Causes of Injuries Among Hotel Housekeepers

By Sluka Law |

According to research, hotel workers in the United States of America are 40 percent more likely to suffer injuries at work than other service-sector workers in general. When people think of workers in the hotel industry who are likely to suffer occupational injuries, they often think of workers such as chefs/cooks, waiters, and waitresses…. Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Mediation

By Sluka Law |

Workers’ compensation cases may be referred for mediation before a formal hearing is scheduled. Workers’ compensation mediation can also be voluntary, meaning an injured employee and their employer or the insurance company can choose to resolve the workers’ compensation claim through mediation. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that can help an injured… Read More »

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The Benefits of Early Consultation With a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

By Sluka Law |

One of the best decisions you can make after suffering an injury in the course of employment is to seek prompt legal guidance from a workers’ compensation attorney. Consulting with a workers’ compensation lawyer without delay can offer several benefits. Early consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney can significantly affect the outcome of your… Read More »

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What Jobs Are Commonly Associated With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

By Sluka Law |

According to the American Medical Association (AMA), carpal tunnel syndrome affects up to 10 million people in the United States of America. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the hand. Common symptoms of CTS include tingling, numbness, and weakness. This condition occurs when one of the major nerves in the hand, called… Read More »

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What Jobs Are Commonly Associated With Rotator Cuff Injuries?

By Sluka Law |

In your shoulder, there is a group of tendons and muscles called the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is why your shoulder is stable and can move in any direction. Most rotator cuff injuries occur because of repeating movements over prolonged periods. However, injuries to the rotator cuff can also happen due to traumatic… Read More »

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