Kansas City Strains & Sprains Attorney
Although some strains and sprains may not cause debilitating consequences (such as a spinal injury), they do cause substantial discomfort and can greatly affect an individual’s ability to work.
Whether due to another’s negligence or an injury that resulted because of work, like carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. The Kansas City strains and sprains attorneys at Popham Law are prepared to take on your case and, using our decades of experience, fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Work Related Strains and Sprains
Most strain and sprain injuries in Kansas City occur at the workplace. In many cases, this type of injury should be covered by workers’ compensation. The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has specific guidelines governing workers’ comp, including:
- Giving workers assistance to proactively address work-related ergonomics
- Conducting workplace inspections
- Making possible hazards visibly identifiable
- Issuing citations when violations occur or are found
In many cases, a work-related strain or sprain is caused by some of the following events or activities:
- Slips and falls
- Performing new tasks with old methods
- Inadequate or non-existent training protocols
- Forceful, repeated, prolonged, or awkward movements related to job duties
- Heavy or frequent strenuous lifting or carrying heavy loads
If you have a concern or you suffered a strain and/or sprain, you need to bring this to the attention of your employer (or, in some cases, the union or co-workers). If your employer makes no changes and the conditions remain problematic, you may need to seek out a personal injury attorney experienced with employment regulations and laws.
Seek Justice By Calling the KC Personal Injury Attorneys at Popham Law
Workers’ compensation can be a long and arduous affair, but if the strain or sprain is affecting your ability to work (or if the injury has led to more serious issues), you rightfully deserve compensation for any damages incurred, including medical expenses. In some cases, the employer’s insurance company may not offer fair and reasonable compensation.
To ensure a safe working environment and to receive the compensation lawfully owed to you, contact the Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Popham Law. Once we hear from you, we’ll immediately begin investigating the circumstance surrounding the injury and start building a formidable case.
Call us today at (816) 221-2288 or (844) 243-2288 (toll free). Free consultations are available.