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).

You work hard, let the experienced attorneys at Petro Cohen work hard for you.