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
Filing 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.