Arthritis, a condition that can afflict New York construction workers, is often chronic and needs constant treatment to minimize pain and joint damage.
Are You Suffering From Arthritis as a Result of Your Job?
Arthritis causes joint inflammation, which is the body's natural reaction to injury. Joints are the areas where two bones meet, such as the elbow or knee. Over time, arthritis can cause severe joint damage and may also cause problems in the organs, such as the skin or eyes. While there are many causes of arthritis, workers in certain jobs seem to have a higher risk of developing arthritis. Unfortunately, construction workers are included in this at-risk group.
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If you are a construction worker experiencing arthritis, find out about your legal rights. Contact the New York lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy for a FREE consultation. Call 212-736-5300 or complete our online form to get started.
Compensation for Arthritis Injuries from Construction Work
Construction workers who develop arthritis may be able to recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages. Fill out our FREE case evaluation form today to speak with an experienced New York construction accident attorney.
Information About Types of Arthritis for Construction Workers
There are more than 100 types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. While each form of arthritis has different treatments, complications and prognoses, they all tend to affect the joints, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Several forms of arthritis also have similar symptoms, including:
- Joint stiffness
- Tenderness of the inflamed joint
- Warm feeling around the affected joint
Injury Lawyers Helping New York Arthritis Victims
Unfortunately, many New York construction workers who develop arthritis need long-term treatment that can add up to thousands of dollars in medical bills. The injured construction worker may also need time away from work when experiencing arthritis pain. This can lead to a financial struggle for both the construction worker and their family.
However, if you suffer from arthritis as a result of your construction job, you may have legal recourse that could help you recover compensation. The persons in charge of overseeing the safety of a construction site may have been negligent, leading to your injuries. An experienced New York construction injury attorney can review your case and determine if your injuries were preventable.
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Fill out our FREE case evaluation form today to discuss your New York construction accident case with a knowledgeable attorney. You may also call 212-736-5300 to schedule your FREE consultation.
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