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Fight for recovery if your job made you sick

Missouri workers who suffer injury on the job are entitled to financial recovery through their employer's workers' compensation insurance. However, you may be unaware of the fact that you could also be entitled to compensation if you become sick as a direct result of your job. Occupational illnesses could be valid grounds to file a workers' compensation benefits claim.

When your work makes you sick, you have the right to seek the support you need in order to achieve a full recovery. You are entitled to medical care, continued rehabilitation as needed and possibly even recompense for lost wages. In order to understand more about your rights, you may find it useful to seek an evaluation of your case.

Raise your hand if you suffered a rotator cuff injury at work

Oh, wait. You probably can't raise your hand above your head. Being able to do so without pain often becomes the primary goal of everyone who suffers from this type of injury. Unfortunately, it could be months before you can reach for the sky again. Even so, you may still experience some pain when you do.

rotator cuff injury can happen suddenly in a fall or some other accident, or it can happen over time from performing the same motion hour after hour, day after day and week and after week at work. Regardless of how it happened, your treatment plan may depend on the type of injury and its severity.

Don't let carpal tunnel and other issues get the upper hand

When a painful injury prevents you from working, it can disrupt your entire life, whether that injury is the result of a single accident or of cumulative trauma over time. Workers in various fields and industries face the risk of repetitive stress injuries, but people tend to overlook and dismiss these types of injuries because they are unseen. 

Carpal tunnel is one of the most common types of repetitive stress injuries. It develops over time and can ultimately become so painful that Missouri victims are unable to continue with what were once daily, routine activities. If you are suffering from this type of injury, you may have a rightful claim to certain types of financial benefits.

Exposed to silica dust at work? Your health is at risk.

Silica exposure can have serious, even deadly, consequences, and if you faced exposure at work, your health is at risk. Certain Missouri workers would be wise to recognize the signs of silicosis, a serious illness associated with prolonged exposure to silica dust. This illness can develop over just a few weeks of exposure to this dangerous dust.

Most individuals who have silicosis first notice bronchitis-type symptoms, including coughing and difficulty breathing. If you are experiencing the possible effects of silicosis or have already received this unfortunate diagnosis, you would be wise to know how to protect your rights and get the help you deserve.

Stay Safe and Healthy at Work During the Winter Season

Most people have sick days and vacation days at work; however, these sick days could be used up quickly if someone gets seriously ill or injured and misses an extended amount of time.

As the colder months continue, it is important that people take steps to protect themselves from the contagious bacterial and viral infections that tend to pop up during the colder weather. These steps can help people preserve those sick days and remain productive at work. 

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