Is CRPS Considered a Disability?

Is CRPS Considered a Disability?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a serious health condition involving ongoing pain in one or more limbs. It is believed to be linked to a malfunction of the nervous system, causing chronic pain that resists treatment.

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What is a Fair Settlement for RSD?

What is a Fair Settlement for RSD?

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a severe and chronic condition that causes significant pain in the arms and legs.  You should contact workers compensation attorneys as soon as possible for any kind of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy claims. Let’s review what you need to know.

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Getting Legal Help with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Settlement

Getting Legal Help with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Settlement

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is rare enough that most people have never heard of it. When it emerges as the result of a workplace injury, however, it can transform the victim’s life overnight. Many people find that they are simply not able to work due to the pain and its effects on their capabilitie

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How Long is my Workers’ Comp Claim Going to Take?

How Long is my Workers’ Comp Claim Going to Take?

It’s very hard to estimate how long an individual will take to recover from an on the job injury. After all, we are all different. We have different body compositions, different levels of health, people respond differently to both conservative and invasive forms of treatment and doctors don’t always follow the same treatment plan for every person.

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Can You Get Fired for Using Medical Marijuana to Treat a Workplace Injury?

Can You Get Fired for Using Medical Marijuana to Treat a Workplace Injury?

The general consensus has never been this clear: Medical marijuana (MMJ) has powerful positive effects on health and quality of life for many users. Those who can benefit the most are sufferers of chronic pain, such as that you might feel after a workplace injury. Unfortunately, there are some legal complications all MMJ users should know about.

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10 Things to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury

10 Things to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury

Did you suffer a slip and fall injury in San Diego? Even before you start thinking about a slip and fall claim, there are steps you should take. It is particularly important to make the right moves early on if you plan to access workers’ compensation as a result of your injury.

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Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Claims

Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Claims

If you are looking for information on workers' compensation claims for slip and fall accidents in San Diego, Gerald Brody & Associates are ready to help. If you suffer an injury while performing duties for your employer, you probably qualify to pursue a workers’ compensation case. 

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Estimating Your Back Injury Claim and Settlement

Estimating Your Back Injury Claim and Settlement

If you’ve suffered a back injury in San Diego, you’re probably wondering how much your settlement could be. Settlement amounts vary a great deal based on the specifics of the individual case. When back injury arises as part of a claim for workers’ compensation in San Diego, it can be even more complicated. There are several steps used for establishing the facts. Whether you qualify for compensation will also depend on multiple factors.

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Did you know you can file a cumulative trauma type of claim for injury?

Did you know you can file a cumulative trauma type of claim for injury?

When we think about an injury at work, most people think about the slip and fall accident on the jobsite, lifting something too heavy in the office or some other fact pattern where someone is hurt by something or someone while working.

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6 Most Common Construction Site Injuries in San Diego

6 Most Common Construction Site Injuries in San Diego

Anyone who works in construction knows the risk for injury is high. Exposed wiring, heavy equipment, and falling objects are just a few of the many dangers workers are exposed to every day. Even when you take the necessary precautions to prevent an accident, it’s all too easy to suffer an injury due to the negligent actions of your foreman, contractors, or other construction workers.

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Common Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

Common Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

Have you suffered a back injury or neck injury? Whenever someone is in a serious accident or other situation involving trauma to the back or neck, a spinal cord injury is possible. These injuries can take place even if the accident seemed minor at the time.

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San Diego Paramedic Workers' Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

San Diego Paramedic Workers' Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

The days after a workplace injury can be a stressful and confusing time – but it’s important to act quickly to protect your rights. Let’s look at common questions related to workers’ compensation in San Diego for paramedics.

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Proving a Brain Injury Merits Workers’ Compensation

Proving a Brain Injury Merits Workers’ Compensation

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have serious, lifelong health implications. When a head injury takes place, it’s essential to take immediate steps to protect both your health and your rights. This is especially true if the injury happens at work.

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Occupations with the Highest Risk for Head Injuries

Occupations with the Highest Risk for Head Injuries

A head injury or brain injury can have serious, long-lasting repercussions. A severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) might even require life-long care. Although many professionals face some degree of TBI risk, it is often underestimated.

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What to Do if You Suffer a Back or Spinal Cord Injury at Work

What to Do if You Suffer a Back or Spinal Cord Injury at Work

Manual labor takes its toll on the backs of California workers. But, that doesn’t mean only heavy laborers can suffer back injuries. Unfortunately, people who spend the majority of their workday in a chair, or perform repetitive duties with less than heavy objects can also injure their back.

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Most Common Workplace Injuries

Most Common Workplace Injuries

Whether you work in a cubicle or on a construction site, knowing what the most common workplace injuries are and how they happen can help prevent them from occurring in the first place. Here Some of the most common workplace injuries.

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What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

While many people associate sexual harassment with the overtly aggressive acts portrayed in movies, sexual harassment isn’t always easy to spot. In fact, the definition of sexual harassment is so broad that it can leave many workers unsure if an uncomfortable encounter with their employer or co-worker falls under the legal umbrella. 

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