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Common Injuries in Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Cases
Workplace injuries and illnesses are more common than you might expect. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), just over 3 million nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses are reported by employers in private industry during a typical year. That means there were 3.3 nonfatal injuries or illnesses for every 100 full-time workers. In addition, there were 4,101 workers who died because of on-the-job injuries in private industry, as reported by OHSA.Contact for a free consultation
At Marasco & Nesselbush, our Rhode Island workers’ compensation attorneys stand by injured workers. Whether you have been injured in a workplace accident or have suffered repetitive motion injuries or an occupational illness, our experienced legal team is dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you pursue the maximum benefits you are entitled to receive.
Hurt on the job? We always offer a free review of your case. Contact us now for advice about your legal rights.
Common Types of Workplace Injuries in Rhode Island
- Sprains, strains and muscle tears
- Soreness and pain
- Cuts, lacerations and punctures
- Bruises and contusions
Although less common, workers also suffer serious, catastrophic and fatal injuries on the job. Examples of such injuries include:
Repetitive Motion On-the-Job Injuries in Rhode Island
Carpal tunnel syndrome, perhaps the most well-known repetitive motion injury, affects the nerves in the arms, wrists and hands. It frequently occurs in people who use computer keyboards or work on assembly lines. Other examples of repetitive stress injuries include:
- Rotator cuff tears in the shoulder from repeated overhead lifting or reaching
- Herniated spinal discs caused by repeated heavy lifting
- Elbow epicondylitis caused by overuse of the arm.
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Occupational Illnesses in Rhode Island
- Cancer caused by radiation exposure
- Baker’s asthma from long-term exposure to flour dust
- Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure
- Silicosis from breathing crystalline silica dust
- Lead poisoning
Occupational diseases, as well as accidents and injuries, are covered by workers’ compensation. Time limits for filing occupational illness workers’ compensation claims can be a complex legal issue. If you become aware that you have a work-related medical condition, it is in your best interest to consult with a Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible.
Help for Injured Workers in Rhode Island
If you have a sustained serious on-the-job injury, or if you are suffering from an occupational illness, contact our firm as soon as possible. You owe it to yourself and to your family to have your case reviewed by the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush. We can guide you through the entire process, including filing claims, assisting with appeals of a denied claim and pursuing any potential other, related claims you may have. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum amount from every available source.