Workman’s compensation is the monetary compensation offered from an employer to an injured employee or to their dependents in cases of death.
Injuries in the work place are very common and may be debilitating. Workplace injuries often occur because of high-risk jobs, lack of or scarcity of safety devices, lack of training, higher number of manual workers and repetitive stress.
Repetitive stress injuries are the most common types of work-related injuries with several risk factors, including repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertion of the hands and prolonged awkward postures.
Common injuries at the work place include:
Depending on the type and severity of injury, treatment will be initiated. Regardless of the type of injury, patients should be provided first aid at the workplace including:
An individual will be eligible to claim workman’s compensation if the individual suffers injuries or illnesses during employment and if caused by the nature of work. However if the injury occurred is because of negligence of an individual to obey safety rules, if the individual was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or if the disability from the injury lasts for more than three days, then the employer will not be liable to pay compensation.
Your doctor plays an important role in treating work related injuries, diseases and helping patients recover from occupational injuries and illnesses.