Hernias and Workers� Compensation

Hernias occur when the biological walls which contain and separate organs fail, and tissues penetrate in the hole that develops. They are most typically triggered by intense physical strain. Effective treatment of hernias requires the swift performance of one or more surgical procedures; any delay can have dire health consequences for an injured worker as potentially fatal complications arise.

If you have developed a hernia as a result of your ongoing employment or a specific work-related accident, then you are likely entitled to file a claim to receive workers� compensation benefits. These benefits can help to address the cost of medical needs, lost wages, and other considerations as provided by statute. Contact the Charleston workers� compensation lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your legal rights.

Different Kinds of Hernia Injuries

There are many different kinds of hernia injury that may strike a worker as a result of on-the-job exertion and each may require distinctly unique surgical measures. Some hernia injuries include:

  • Sciatic hernia
  • Sports hernia
  • Perineal hernia
  • Grynfeltt�s hernia
  • Paraumbilical hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Pantaloon hernia

Prompt treatment can help to avoid disastrous effects like gangrene infections, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, hemorrhaging, and autoimmune system complications among others. If a workers� compensation claim is delayed, however, an injured worker may have difficulty receiving medical treatment in a timely manner.

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You deserve to be fairly compensated for your work-related hernia; we can help to ensure that your claim receives a fair review. Contact the Charleston workers� compensation lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.