Over time, the physical demands of your job can take a toll on your body. If so, workers’ compensation benefits may be payable. These types of claims are known as “WEAR and TEAR™” because they develop slowly over time.
The following list represents some examples of industries and jobs with potential WEAR and TEAR™ claims due to repetitive, job related physical stress.
• Almost all construction trade employees/construction labor
• Many casino positions, including food and beverage servers, housekeepers, dealers, EVS/maintenance, HVAC mechanics, etc.
• Medical professionals, including nurses, nurse’s aides, and physical therapists
• Emergency response/law enforcement personnel, including police officers, firefighters, and EMTs
• Trucking and delivery employees
• Secretarial/computer/data entry employees
• Warehouse and retail operations positions, including stockers/material handlers
• Landscaping/excavation and heavy equipment operators
• Utility workers, including cable, telephone, electric, etc.
• Highway maintenance and service industry employees
Parts of the body which are at risk for potential WEAR and TEAR™ claims include
• Neck – especially disc abnormalities, operated or unoperated
• Low back – especially disc abnormalities, operated or unoperated
• Shoulders – including rotator cuffs, impingement, and labral problems
• Hips – osteoarthritic and degenerative conditions
• Knees – including internal derangement, meniscal lesions, and osteoarthritis
• Hands – including osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and de Quervain’s and trigger fingers
These are just a few examples of the many potential WEAR and TEAR™ claims. If you have a question about a potential WEAR and TEAR™ claim, call one of our NJ workers’ compensation attorneys in Northfield (609-677-1700), Cape May area (609-729-1187), or Cherry Hill (856-673-4181).
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