Disabilities Covered By Social Security

Although many workplace injuries stem from a single traumatic event, countless others are the result of a worker repeating a specific task over an extended period of time. These types of injuries may not manifest until many years into an individual's career, but the harmful effects can seriously inhibit a worker's ability to continue working or perform simple daily tasks.

Accident Injuries And Illnesses In Wisconsin And Minnesota

At Brandau & Waltz Law Offices, LLP, we have helped hundreds of injured workers pursue just compensation for their injuries and understand the qualifications for disability eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and workers' compensation. In our more than 50 years of combined experience, we have seen all types of accidents and understand that the circumstances of each case are unique. Below you will find a few of the most common types of accidents and injuries we see.

  • Machinery accident: These types of accidents often involve power tools, dangerous machinery such as heavy farm equipment, or warehouse vehicles such as trucks and forklifts.
  • Repetitive motion: Nearly everyone has heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but other injuries that become obvious over the long term include strains to muscles and tendons, back pain, vision and hearing problems (prolonged exposure to loud machinery or harsh lighting), and other injuries associated with repeated lifting, typing or straining one's eyes.
  • Struck by an object: These types of injuries often occur around construction sites, but employees may also be struck by objects falling from shelves or ceilings that are under construction or in disrepair.
  • Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall: Whether there is a noticeable run in the carpet, an unmarked wet spot on the floor or a sidewalk that is covered in snow and ice, there are numerous scenarios that could result in injuries that employers are responsible for rectifying.
  • Electrical shock and burns: Exposed wires, unsafe office kitchens and other workplace scenarios can result in severe burns or electrocution.
  • Automotive accidents: Many people spend a significant amount of time on the road for their jobs. Whether delivering goods or traveling in a company vehicle on business, an auto accident that occurs while you're on the clock may entitle you to workers' compensation.
  • Illnesses: Many industrial or farming-related jobs expose workers to harmful gases, fine dust or other toxic chemicals. If proper precautionary measures are overlooked, serious injuries and illnesses can result.

Contact Our La Crosse Law Firm Today

To discuss your workers' compensation case with a skilled lawyer, contact us at Brandau & Waltz Law Offices, LLP, and speak with attorney Peter T. Waltz. During a free initial consultation (for workers' compensation cases), he can evaluate your case, explain your options and help you determine the next steps moving forward.

Call us at 608-784-2050 or reach us via email by completing our online contact form.