New York construction workers affected by sprains, strains, and chronic pain may be entitled to compensation.
Sprains and strains are among the most common work-related injuries. New York construction workers may suffer strains and sprains if they are required to carry out repetitive, forceful, or awkward movements, carry heavy objects, or perform frequent heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling. Improper or inadequate worker training can also contribute to strain and sprain injuries.
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Strains and sprains can affect a worker's back, neck, shoulder, knee, wrist, and ankle. Construction workers who suffer sprains or strains may have to take time off from work to rest and recover. At Block O'Toole & Murphy, our New York construction accident attorneys help workers who have suffered a strain or sprain that causes significant pain or disability. To learn about your rights and options, call us today at 212-736-5300 or contact us online.
Consequences of a Strain or Sprain Injury
Chronic pain often follows a back or neck injury or some other type of serious construction accident. If an injury to a muscle, bone, or nerve does not follow the normal healing path, the injured construction worker may suffer from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. These conditions involve substantial and continuous pain, which may be accompanied by swelling, discoloration and changes in the temperature of the affected areas.
Failing to Prevent Injury Could be Negligence
Training workers on proper lifting techniques, pre-work stretching, and engineering controls such as adjustable-height workstations and ergonomic hand tools can help minimize the risk of strains, sprains, and chronic pain for construction workers. Moreover, the laws and regulations related to jobsite safety require workers be supervised by individuals like contractors, property or building owners, and construction site owners. Not taking such actions may be a form of negligence and contractors could be liable for the injuries, wages, medical bills and other damages suffered by the worker.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Work Injury Lawyer
If you are suffering from a sprain, strain, or chronic pain after a construction accident, it is important to be aware of your legal rights. Block O'Toole & Murphy offers a Free Case Evaluation for potential clients so that they can better understand their legal options. Workers may also call 212-736-5300 for a FREE consultation.
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