Work-related injuries to the elbow may be from sudden trauma, but many are from repetitive work activities that strain the elbow and cause inflamed tendons or soft tissue resulting in diagnoses like Tenosynovitis, Tendonitis or Bursitis. Often these injuries are associated with the use of hand tools, power tools or repetitive assembly. In many cases, the onset of symptoms is gradual and get worse over time as you continue to perform the activities. Many folks report that elbow and wrist symptoms wake them up at night. When treating for elbow injuries, you should give a clear history to your medical professional about any type of work activity that involves the use of your elbow and whether the symptoms get better or worse when you are not working.
Elbow Injury Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania
Sitting out of work due to an injury can take a toll, and not just from the physical pain. You may worry about how you can provide for your family when you get injured so badly you can no longer work. You may also feel bad about yourself no matter how the injury occurred — even if you played no role in causing the accident.
If you get injured on the job, you may be eligible to collect workers’ compensation. These benefits will cover a share of your salary as well as your medical bills. Your company’s insurance company is responsible for paying out your benefits, but they might come up with “reasons” you don’t deserve the money. They may claim that you’re faking or exaggerating the severity of the injury. When any of these situations happens, you’ll want to have an experienced lawyer on your side.
Can You Get Workers’ Comp for Tennis Elbow?
Yes, because anyone can develop tennis elbow. It’s not just limited to tennis players. The injury stems from overuse, and someone performing the same motion day after day can develop tennis elbow. Any injury sustained on the job may be eligible for workers’ comp. For your elbow, the injury may include:
- A sprain
- Tendon damage
- A broken elbow
You may develop these conditions through a sudden trauma or a repetitive stress injury. Examples of the latter include:
- Moving objects over and over
- Moving in a way that depends on grip strength
- Moving the hand side-to-side
- Curling the arm
Painters may sustain repetitive injuries as they move their arms back and forth all day. Scanning codes with a scanner gun can also result in tennis elbow.
How Much Compensation Do You Get for an Elbow Injury?
The amount of compensation offered by your company’s insurance will vary depending on a number of different factors. Workers’ comp covers a portion of your wages as well as your medical bills. The amount you get paid depends on your salary and what your medical costs add up to.
Contact Our PA Elbow Work Injury Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation
Having a lawyer to walk you through the process of applying for workers’ compensation can ensure that you stay informed and on track. Companies often reject initial applications for a variety of reasons, from the employee filling something out incorrectly to accusations about the person acquiring the injury off the job. An experienced attorney can assist you at any point in your workers’ compensation journey.
Frommer D’Amico has the knowledge you need to get the best outcome in your workers’ comp case. Our attorneys are board-certified in workers’ compensation, we handle only these types of cases, and we work only with employees — never employers. Our lawyers will travel to your location for meetings, and we offer low prices for our services. We care about our clients and the outcomes of their cases. Contact Frommer D’Amico online today to schedule a free initial consultation, or call us at 717-400-1000.