“What Constitutes a Workplace Injury?”By Kenton Koszdin on September 28, 2020 | In Blogs
It can be difficult for a person to decipher what does nor does not constitute a workplace injury. Many well-intentioned people may feel discouraged from identifying their experience as a true workplace injury because they either believe their injury wasn’t that serious, that it was their fault, or that reporting it will give them a bad reputation. The industry leaders on workplace safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), define a work-related injury as an event or exposure in the workplace causing injury or contributing further damage to a pre-existing injury.
True or False: it’s not a real workplace injury if it didn’t happen inside the building your workplace resides in. It is false! It’s common to assume if an injury occurs anywhere outside of the immediate physical location of the business you work for (i.e., an office, a warehouse, etc.), it simply can’t be considered a work-related injury.
Deciding whether or not an injury is a work-related injury isn’t black and white – context matters. If you find yourself unsure of whether or not your injury qualifies as a work-related injury, you need professional guidance. Hearing your story, reviewing your case, analyzing the details, collecting documentation, and evidence – these are all necessary steps to take when processing a workers’ compensation claim.
If this sounds like a lot of work to you, you’re not alone! It is the exact reason why the most forward-thinking people who find themselves filing a workers’ compensation claim as a result of a work-related injury choose to enlist the help of a specialized attorney. When it comes to defending those who have experienced a work-related injury and making sure they get the compensation they deserve, our very own Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security Attorney in Van Nuys, is here to help. Call us today at 800.438.7734 for your free initial consultation.