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Understanding Occupational And Repetitive Stress Injuries

Whether your injury has led to temporary disability or permanent disability, an experienced New Brunswick workplace injury attorney can explain your options and help you choose the best course of action.

I am John D. Kovac, and I have been practicing law since 1987. When I founded the Law Office of John D. Kovac, I knew that I would focus on helping clients injured by the negligence of other people or while working. Injuries or illnesses in the workplace can be divided into two groups — workplace accidents and occupational injuries or illnesses.

Workplace Accidents

In New Jersey, occupational injuries involve more complex levels of proof than accidents. A workplace accident is typically tied to a specific incident or cause, including:

  • Falling down the stairs
  • Tripping over items on the floor
  • Defective elevators
  • Items falling and injuring your head, neck or shoulders
  • Amputation
  • Chemical or electrical burns
  • Auto accidents (as a delivery driver)

Occupational Injuries Or Illnesses

Occupational injuries or illnesses typically manifest themselves over time. When an employee repeats the same motion or stresses a body part for months, years or decades in the same type of job, these stresses can break down those body parts. Common types of injuries or illnesses include:

  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Joint pain and muscle fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Mesothelioma
  • Hearing loss
  • Accelerated osteoarthritis of the knees, hips and spine
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Other forms of chemical or toxic exposure

Whether an occupational injury is caused by repetitive motion or stress, or the constant exposure to toxic materials, an experienced workers’ comp lawyer can work with you and your employer’s insurance company to ensure that you are properly compensated.

Contact The Firm

If you have questions regarding workplace injuries, schedule a free initial consultation with the Law Office of John D. Kovac by calling 732-964-9101 or by completing the contact form on this website. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis and offer Spanish interpretation services by appointment.