When lifting is a regular part of your job, it can cause a lot of wear and tear on your back, knees, arms and shoulders. That wear and tear can begin to gradually diminish your ability to do your job. It can also create weakness that may make you more vulnerable to major, immediate injuries.
Lifting injuries often affect parts of the body such as the back that can cause serious impacts on a person’s mobility and overall ability to work and or care for him or herself.
A wide range of occupations are exposed to risk of injury from lifting, including:
- Warehouse workers
- Certified nursing assistants (CNAs)
- Iron workers
- Retail workers (big box stores and other retailers that specialize in heavy goods)
- Office workers
These types of claims are governed by what is called strict liability. If you were lifting something while you were working and it causes you an injury, you have a claim against your employer, even if you should not have lifted it.
Put Your Work Injury Case In Trusted Hands
At Gillis Law Firm, our attorneys have been helping injured workers since 1978. We have extensive experience with the medical community in our area, and we can help you find the right physician for the injuries you are suffering from. Our depth of understanding of the workers’ compensation process allows us to create strong cases for our clients. We work with physicians and obtain the medical records necessary to clearly illustrate your injury. MRIs are powerful pieces of evidence, and we know how to use them and all other medical evidence to help you secure the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Contact The New Haven Workplace Lifting Injury Attorneys Of Gillis Law Firm
If you have suffered a lifting injury on the job, you need experienced legal counsel to help you pursue the full workers’ compensation benefits you need. Call 866-603-9810 to schedule a free initial consultation.
We offer evening and weekend appointments, have a Spanish-speaking paralegal on staff and we charge no attorney’s fees unless we obtain benefits for you.