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Muscle Injuries

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A workplace activity or work accident sometimes causes injuries to a muscle or other soft tissue. These injuries are often not considered serious. But they can leave workers in pain and create mobility issues that leave them unable to do their job. In Pennsylvania, workers who suffer muscle injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

It can be hard to prove that a muscle or other soft tissue injury was work-related. Employers and insurance companies may challenge your claim for benefits. It’s their goal to pay you as little as possible – preferably nothing at all. That’s why you need the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC.

Muscle and other soft tissue injuries can be caused by lifting, slip and fall accidents, a car or truck crash, an equipment accident or overexertion. Types of injuries that workers can suffer include:

  • Strains – the stretching or tearing of tendons or muscles
  • Sprains – the stretching or tearing of ligaments
  • Contusions – bruises to a muscle, tendon or ligament
  • Tendonitis – an inflammation of a tendon or the covering of a tendon
  • Bursitis – swelling and irritation from repeated stress and overuse
  • Stress fractures – tiny fractures in bones that can be a result of muscle overuse

Fighting for your rights

Muscle and other soft tissue injuries can happen suddenly in an accident or develop over time. Treatment can vary, but may include rest, surgery, physical therapy and medication. Workers who suffer these injures are left with mounting medical bills and are often unable to work for some time. Workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to pay for their medical treatment and provide partial lost wages.

But employers and insurance companies may claim the injury had nothing to do with the worker’s job. Attorney Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law and has handled more than a thousand workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania. He knows how to find evidence that proves your injury was work-related and that you should receive benefits.

If your claim for benefits is denied, attorney Jaffe can fight for you every step of the way in the appeals process to get you the benefits you deserve. Many times, he is able to negotiate a lump sum settlement with the insurance company that meets your needs. But if they are not willing to negotiate, he will provide you with aggressive representation in front of the Workers’ Compensation Judge and/or the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and if necessary, in the Commonwealth Court.

Learn more about how we can help you with your workers’ compensation claim. Call 866-800-3332 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.