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What Kinds of Injuries are Covered by Workers Comp?

On-the-job injuries can happen in any occupation. Unfortunately, even otherwise minor injuries can require extensive medical care and treatment, while preventing you from working or performing certain tasks on your job. In these situations, workers’ compensation benefits provide a safety net while you recover. The following highlights some of the common types of work related injuries in Omaha that are covered by these benefits.

Common Types of on-the-Job Injuries in Omaha

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 22,000 workers throughout Nebraska suffer on-the-job injuries and illnesses each year. Overall, workers in our state face statistically higher risks than those in other areas. As one of the largest cities in the state, makes sense that many of these injuries occur directly in and around Omaha.

On-the-job injuries are particularly common in industries involving manufacturing, construction, natural resources, and transportation. Common types of injuries in workers’ compensation claims include:

Occupational illnesses are common in Omaha as well. These often involve certain types of cancers or breathing disorders due to contact with asbestos and other toxic substances or chronic health conditions due to work related stress.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Nebraska

When on-the-job injuries and illnesses do occur, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Program provides workers with important help. Even in situations in which your own actions were partially responsible for your injuries, you may still be entitled to medical care and wage replacement benefits, along with compensation for any permanent disabilities you suffer. Any time even a minor job-related accident occurs, it is important to take the following steps:

Reach Out to Our Omaha Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

When you suffer on-the-job injuries, it is important to know that you are not alone and that help is available. At Andres Law Offices, PC LLO, we act as a strong legal advocate on your side, to help you get the compensation you need to recover. Call or contact our Omaha workers’ compensation attorneys and request a consultation to discuss the benefits you may be entitled to today.