Understanding Consequential Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases
In the aftermath of a work-related injury, it’s pretty common to focus on the most obvious injuries you’ve suffered. Maybe you slipped and fell, breaking a bone or tearing a ligament. But those types of injuries can have other consequences. For example, an injury to one knee can cause you to overcompensate with your other leg, leading to problems with your other leg, or even misalignment in your spine, with attendant back or neck problems. These types of injuries are known as “consequential” injuries and you have a right to recover workers’ compensation benefits if they make it difficult or impossible for you to work.