Q: Elsewhere on your Chico workers’ compensation law firm website, I read an article about compensable consequences. I’m not sure I completely understand the concept. Could you give me some examples of the types of ailments that can result from injuries?
Yes. As opposed to a new workplace injury—resulting from an independent incident or environmental factor at your workplace—compensable consequences are injuries that can result from prior injuries and the treatments.
These can be psychiatric issues, such as depression or sleep disturbances as a consequence of dealing with long-term pain, side effects from medications, or the result of an injury taxing your system or exacerbating an underlying condition.
Some examples of compensable injuries seen by Chico workplace injury attorneys include:
- Psychiatric disturbance
- Sleep disturbance
- Sexual dysfunction
- High blood pressure
- Neurological problems
- Pulmonary dysfunction
- Reproductive problems
- Gastro intestinal system disturbances
- Side effects from medications
Currently, if an injury is viewed to be the result of another injury, it cannot be independently claimed. That’s one of the key reasons it may be in your best interests to work with legal representation from the beginning of the workers’ compensation claim process.
Are you struggling to understand the full extent of a workplace injury? Do you know how you will keep getting the income you and your family need in the coming months? Schedule a no-cost case evaluation with a skilled Chico workers' comp lawyer today. Fill out our online quick contact form or call the Ledgerwood Law Group at 888-761-7383 today. Be sure to request a copy of our information-packed guidebook, The Northern California Workers’ Compensation Survival Manual.