No matter what type of injury is suffered in the workplace, it may be a source of pain, inconvenience, and financial loss for the victim. Sprains are often considered to be a less severe form of injury. However, in the case of higher-degree sprains or in the absence of prompt and appropriate treatment or rest, an injured worker may face long-term complications and costly medical expenses.
If an accident on the job or a circumstance of your employment has resulted in a sprain injury, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more about the claims filing process or how these benefits can help, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., at 919-851-3311 today.
Information on Sprains
Sprains occur when a joint or the connective tissues attached to it suffer trauma or are extended beyond their capacity. As a joint-related injury, sprains are likely to affect:
The treatment for a sprain will vary according to the location of the injury and its severity. In some instances, rest, bandaging, and the application of cold may be sufficient. In others, physical therapy or surgical reconstruction may be necessary. Some symptoms that indicate one has a sprain include:
- Significant bruising
- Swelling around the affected joint
- Stiffness or soreness of the joint
- An inability to use the injured body part
Though it is not required, it is highly advisable to consult with an attorney regarding your workers’ compensation case if you have suffered a sprain on the job. Your employer and its insurer each have financial incentives to deny even rightful claims, so it is important that you do not risk losing benefits due to a preventable procedural error. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., by calling 919-851-3311.