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Nerve Damage and California Workers’ Compensation

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nerve damageNerve damage is a common and often debilitating injury that can occur in the workplace due to a wide variety of accidents or occupational hazards. The consequences of nerve injury include severe pain, numbness, and even loss of function in the affected area or broader paralysis. If you’ve suffered nerve damage due to a work-related incident in Orange County or the Inland Empire, contact Invictus Law, P.C., for help securing valuable workers’ comp benefits from an experienced and successful California workers’ compensation lawyer.

What Is Nerve Damage?

Nerves are the body’s communication system, transmitting signals between the brain and other parts of the body. When nerves are pinched or damaged, it can disrupt this communication, leading to a range of symptoms, including:

  • Pain or sensitivity
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of coordination or motor function

Nerve damage can be caused by various factors, including traumatic injuries (such as cuts or fractures), repetitive stress, exposure to toxic substances, or compression (as in carpal tunnel syndrome).

Workers’ Compensation for Nerve Damage in Southern California

In California, workers’ compensation laws are broadly written to provide benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. If you’ve experienced nerve damage due to your job, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits.

It’s important to note that workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning you do not need to prove that your employer was negligent to receive benefits. However, you do need to demonstrate that your injury is work-related.

Steps to Take After Suffering Nerve Damage at Work

  1. Report the Injury: Notify your employer about the injury as soon as possible. In California, you have 30 days from the date of the injury to inform your employer.

  2. File a Workers’ Compensation Claim: Complete and submit a workers’ compensation claim form (DWC-1) to your employer. Your employer should then forward the claim to their insurance carrier.

  3. Seek Medical Attention: Your health should be your top priority. Consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Your employer should authorize treatment within one working day after you file your claim form. If it’s an emergency, by all means go to the hospital or see a doctor right away.

  4. Follow Medical Advice: Adhere to your treatment plan and attend all medical appointments. This will not only aid in your recovery but also provide documentation of your injury and treatment.

  5. Consult a Workers’ Compensation Attorney: Navigating the workers’ compensation system can be complex, especially when dealing with nerve damage claims. An experienced attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the full benefits you’re entitled to. If the insurance company is delaying your benefits with repeated and unnecessary requests for information, or if they dispute the nature of your injury or that it is work-related, a workers’ comp lawyer can help you get the benefits you are entitled to.

How Invictus Law, P.C. Can Help

At Invictus Law, P.C., we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that nerve damage can take on an individual. Our Board-Certified workers’ compensation specialist is dedicated to advocating for the rights of injured workers in Orange County and the Inland Empire. We’ll guide you through the claims process, handle negotiations with insurance companies, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Nerve damage can have a significant impact on your life, but you don’t have to face the aftermath alone. Understanding your rights and taking the appropriate steps can make a substantial difference in your workers’ compensation claim. With the support of a knowledgeable attorney, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case.

If you or a loved one has suffered nerve damage due to a work-related incident, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Call 949-287-8711 or 888-9WORKLAW, and let us help you navigate the complexities of workers’ compensation law and secure the benefits you need for your recovery.

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