Your source for the latest health, disability and Insurance news and tips

Workplace Disabilities That Are Often Overlooked

Regardless of your job title, responsibilities, industry, or employer, you could suffer an on the job injury. This holds true even if you sit at a desk all day.

Of course, some work injuries are more common than others. Knowing these can go a long way in helping you prevent trouble. This holds true both as an employee and employer.

Here are three conditions that are overlooked but commonly cause a workplace disability:

— Lower back injury. Many workers, especially those who are always lifting heavy items, suffer this type of injury at work.

— Depression. This is something that many people overlook, but is a condition that can be dangerous on many levels.

— Arthritis. If you don’t have arthritis, it can be difficult to understand how painful it can be. Furthermore, the discomfort can be so bad that it stops you from doing your job as planned. According to experts, approximately 60 million Americans will suffer from this condition by 2020.

Every type of disability should be taken seriously by the person who is suffering, as well as their employer. When a people are injured on the job, they should not “tough it out” with the idea that it will go away on its own. Instead, it is best to receive medical advice and determine if time away from work is the right approach.

The idea that you could be injured on the job should always be in the back of your mind. If this happens to you, it may be time to file an individual or group disability insurance claim.

Source: HR.com, “MetLife Research : Top 5 Workplace Disabilities,” accessed Nov. 17, 2015

Our Promise To Our Clients:

  • FREE: Consultations and Insurance Case Evaluations Are Always Free
  • UNDERSTANDING: We understand how you feel. Our clients are often at the very bottom of their life, feeling emotionally, physically, and financially exhausted.
  • PASSIONATE PEOPLE: Our expert Attorneys and Dedicated Staff Love The Work We Do. We are Compassionate, Caring, and Results Driven.
  • UNPARALLELED RESOURCES: We will not be bullied or outspent by billion-dollar insurance companies or their army of lawyers. 
  • RESPECTED: We have fought and won the respect of every disability and Long-term care insurance carrier for our policyholders.
  • RESULTS: Frank Darras and his firms have recovered nearly a $1 billion dollars in wrongfully denied insurance benefits to date, and we put that proven track record to work for you and your family.

DarrasLaw is Americas' most honored and decorated disability litigation firm in the country. Mr. Darras has seen more, evaluated more, litigated more, and resolved more individual and group long term disability and long-term care cases than any other lawyer in the United States.

Request a Free, Confidential Case Review.
Skip to content