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Compensation for Specific and Cumulative Injuries

Job injuries fall into two categories — specific injuries and cumulative injuries. At the Law Office of Thomas M. DeBenedetto, we help victims of both types of injuries get the workers’ compensation they are entitled to.

specific injury is a sudden injury, often related to an accident. For example, if you lift a heavy box and feel immediate pain in your back, you have suffered a specific injury.

cumulative injury is an injury that develops over time. For example, if you do repetitive work activities, such as typing, and you develop pain in your hands and wrists over time, you have suffered a cumulative injury.
A work injury may also lead to what is called a compensable consequence. A compensable consequence is a side effect of a work injury. For example, kidney problems that result from medication prescribed to treat the back injury are a compensable consequence. So is clinical depression that develops after numerous surgical procedures intended to repair a shoulder injury. These are called compensable consequences because the victim can be compensated.

Representing Victims of All Types of Job Injury Claims

Attorney Thomas M. DeBenedetto represents construction workers, assembly workers, airport workers, office workers, nurses and anyone else who suffers an injury on-the-job. We have recovered compensation for people who have suffered:

Handling Workplace Death Claims

If you believe that a loved one died as a result of a job injury or an illness caused by the workplace, you may be able to pursue a claim. We can help.