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Joint Damage is a Very Common Work Injury

Law Offices of James M. Curran

In every field of employment, employees in New Jersey or elsewhere have the possibility of suffering work-related injuries. A work injury can be relatively minor in nature, but it can also be on the more extreme end, causing disability or even death. While there are many different types of injuries that can happen while on-the-job, damage to joints is considered to be one of the most common types of work injury.

Injury to the joints can occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common ones occur from repetitive movements. These may be small movements, such as typing on keyboards; they could also be larger movements such as bending, lifting or pushing. Of course, these injuries can also occur from major workplace accidents as well.

When it comes to joint injuries, the cost of treatment, repair and recovery varies quite a bit by state. It seems that a major difference between low cost and high cost states has to do with how these injuries are diagnosed and treated. Of course, insurance coverage and fees may also be quite different.

At the end of the day, when an employee suffers a work injury, such as joint damage, he or she deserves to have the issue treated appropriately and in a timely manner. However, for one reason or another, workers’ compensation may be denied or may not cover the losses one might experience. Those who reside in New Jersey can seek legal assistance for issues with workers’ compensation benefits. With help, it may be possible to receive maximum compensation for any recoverable damages.

Source:, “Costs, recovery from joint injuries vary by state“, Stephanie Goldberg, Dec. 1, 2015

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