If you work in an industry of hard labor, do a lot of heavy lifting, or have to stand for long periods of time, you can easily develop medical issues with your leg that can ultimately cost you your job.
Over time laborers like electricians, construction workers, manufacturing personnel, and even retail clerks can be susceptible to higher incidents of arthritis, nerve damage, leg fractures and other ailments due to constant leg stress on the job.
Others who use their legs for more forceful work may also be susceptible to serious leg injuries occurring from on-the-job accidents. Slips, falls, faulty equipment injuries and other work-related accidents can all incapacitate your legs, leaving you unable to work for a temporary or long-term period of time.
Work-related leg injuries include but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments
- Ripped tendons
- Meniscus damage
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Achilles tendon damage
- Nerve injuries
Worker’s compensation claims on leg injuries vary greatly and there are a lot of factors to be considered when dealing with a specific leg injury. How you were injured matters just as much as what kind of injury you have sustained. Consider that the more serious and long-term leg conditions and injuries may prevent you from returning to work, if at all. Additionally, leg injuries can lead to further complications in the knees, hips, back, and feet.
Disabilities resulting for leg injuries on the job are on the rise as the physical demands of employers are increasing. Even desk jobs can be complicated by an on-the-job leg injury so it is essential to seek legal assistance to file a proper worker’s compensation claim.