What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, occurs when cartilage wears away and the bone below is exposed. When one bone rubs against another, you feel pain. It is most common in the hip bone, but can also be found in the knees, elbows, and fingers.

Osteoarthritis in the Workplace

Osteoarthritis can be caused by or made worse by your job. If your job requires you to do repetition, things such as constant lifting, standing, or using tools, you may have a valid Workers’ Compensation claim. You can file an Occupational Disease claim. With this type of claim, there is not one particular incident that caused you to be injured. Instead, over time your job caused wear-and-tear to some part of your body. With this type of injury, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits that may cover your medical bills, pay for lost wages, or provide monetary compensation for your injuries.

Don’t Man An Osteoarthritis Compensation Claim Alone

work related osteoarthritisFiling a NJ workers’ compensation claim for Osteoarthritis is complicated. Workers’ Compensation Insurance companies will do whatever they can to try to deny your claim or limit the amount of benefits you receive. You need an experienced workers’ comp lawyer in Morris Plains NJ on your side. Manfred Ricciardelli will fight to protect your rights as an injured worker and make sure you receive the benefits you deserve. Call 973-285-1100 today to set up a free consultation at our office. If you hire us to represent you, you only pay us if you win your case.

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You may have the ability to file for an Occupational Disability Workers Compensation Claim. Before I can give you an opinion on this, we would need to speak in much detail about your job history and duties, as well as your previous medical treatment and diagnosis. Feel free to give me a call at (973)-285-1100.
by Manfred Ricciardelli November 14, 2016 at 04:27 PM
I'm 39 years old. Never had hip issues. I'm not over weight. I have a very physical job that requires heavy lifting over 100lbs often. I now need hip replacement. Am I elgible for workers comp?
by Charles Hearon November 14, 2016 at 03:49 PM
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