Whether you can point to a specific moment when you were injured at your Texas workplace, or you gradually began to suspect that something was wrong, you may be eligible for assistance in paying for the medical expenses caused by the health problem. We at The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., often provide representation to workers whose employers did not protect their rights to a safe workplace.
Although people can sustain a head trauma in almost any situation, workers in some industries, such as oil and gas extraction and construction, are particularly at risk. A sudden blow to the head or a violent force that causes your brain to bump up against the skull can cause bruising and other damage to delicate brain tissues. This is known as a traumatic brain injury, and even a mild concussion can result in long-lasting damage. Federal regulations require many employers to provide hardhats to their workers.
Not all injuries are as immediately obvious as a blow to the head. Working in the same position all day every day can put strain on your joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and other components of your musculoskeletal system. This may result in repetitive stress injuries such as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome. You may develop spinal damage as a result of repeated motions such as lifting or carrying, as well. Occupational diseases are also health problems that may develop slowly over time. These often arise through regular exposure to hazardous substances such as mineral particles or toxic chemicals.
More information about health risks in the workplace is available on our webpage.