Muscle strains and sprains are common injuries in the Georgia workplace. If left untreated, a strain or sprain may worsen, requiring an injured employee to seek significant medical care. If you have been injured on the job, Moebes Law, LLC can help you earn the compensation that you deserve.
Did I Sustain a Muscle Strain or Sprain in the Workplace?
Muscle and ligament injuries happen often on job-sites, especially in high-risk industries that require heavy lifting or excessive movement. A sprain occurs when a ligament, which connects your bones, is stretched or torn. A strain, on the other hand, is an injury caused by the stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon.
If you have been injured by falling, twisting, or hitting a joint, you may be suffering from a sprain. Some of the most common symptoms that are caused by a sprain include:
- Pain around the bone or joint
- Inability to use or move the injured joint
While a sprain can occur when a joint gets hit or moved out of place and causes the ligament to stretch, a muscle strain can result from putting too much stress on your muscles, lifting heavy objects without proper form, or even putting too much pressure on a recent injury. Listed below are a few symptoms associated with muscle strains in the workplace.
- Muscle spasms
- Cramping or weakness
- Muscle pain
- Trouble moving the injured muscle
Regardless of whether your work-related injury is a sprain or strain, you can still be eligible for Georgia workers’ compensation. If you have sustained an injury at the workplace that inhibits your movement or ability to work, or requires expensive medical bills, Moebes Law, LLC can help you earn compensation for your financial loss.
Earn Workers’ Compensation for Workplace Muscle Strains and Sprains
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Moebes and his experienced legal team focus their expertise on gaining financial compensation for on-site or job related injuries. If you have experienced a loss of income or high medical costs due to a muscle strain or sprain at your Georgia workplace, call Moebes Law at (404) 354-5432 for a free consultation about your legal compensation claim.