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Help After A Job-Related Knee, Shoulder Or Joint Injury
Joint health is important for your everyday life and certainly your job. Unfortunately, many workers end up with injuries to their knees, shoulders and joints as a result of their workplace duties. Whether a rotator cuff was torn in a sudden accident, or cartilage has worn down over time due to repetitive motion, your injury may justify a workers’ compensation claim.
You Deserve Compensation
Workers’ comp was designed to protect workers in your situation. If an injury happens at work or as a result of your job duties, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact our office — The Law Offices of Bo Katzakian — in San Jose today.
How Can I Prove My Injury Was Work-Related If It Happened Over Time?
Your joints will naturally change over the years, but some injuries are directly related to your activities at work. You may recognize that your shoulder injury is related to repeatedly lifting at work, or your knee is in pain because of bending and stooping on the job, but your employer and their insurance company will demand substantial evidence of your claim.
If you suspect you have a repetitive stress injury, keep track of information such as:
- How long you have worked in your position (including average hours per week and average time spent performing the motion that caused your injury)
- How long ago you began to experience symptoms of your injury
- At what point your injury started to affect your ability to perform your job
- Contact information for colleagues who can verify your workplace activities and the motion you must perform to complete your job duties
This can be a complicated process, so make sure you have the legal counsel on your side to be effective. Call attorney Bo Katzakian today at 408-624-8420, or contact the law firm online for a free initial consultation.