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7 Common Workplace Injuries That Could Require Medicare Set Aside Services

Utilizing a Medicare Set Aside for personal injury can be confusing without the help of an experienced settlement consultant from Synergy Settlement Services. Fortunately, our Medicare Set Aside (MSA) services help attorneys focus on the case at hand by allowing an experienced professional to handle the details of their client’s settlement.

It’s easy to get lost in the confusing world of settlement planning, which includes mass torts, pooled trusts, asset management services, and more, when you take on this burden alone, especially when you consider the broad range of personal injuries that can require Medicare Set Aside services. In this article, we will discuss seven common injuries that often require our settlement services.

Violent Acts in the Workplace

Conflict is common in the workplace. Sometimes, these arguments escalate to fights which can lead to serious physical injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the violent act, an MSA may be required.

Vehicular Accidents

If your client was injured while driving a vehicle, such as a bulldozer or a crane, for business purposes, they could be eligible for a workplace personal injury claim. This is especially true if their employer failed to utilize effective training programs to teach workers about safety.

Machine Entanglement

People who work in close proximity to machines should be aware of how to safely interact with these mechanisms. Machine entanglement occurs when clothing, shoes, or body parts are snagged by moving machinery.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries are extremely common and oftentimes undiagnosed. This type of injury occurs when workers perform the same action for too long. For example, typing or extensive computer usage can lead to muscle strain, vision problems, and even carpal tunnel syndrome.

Falling Objects

Workers, especially those in the construction industry, are often at risk of being injured by falling objects. Typically, this results in head injuries. Employers are responsible for maintaining safe workplaces and supplying workers with any appropriate protective gear.

Falling Personnel

On elevated project sites, the risk of workers being injured from a fall is increased substantially. Slip and fall accidents can be attributed to faulty equipment, poorly implemented safety precautions, or a lack of personal protective equipment. Falling personnel are a common source of workplace personal injury claims.

Overexertion

Overworked employees can easily injure themselves during actions like pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, or throwing objects in the workplace. Overexertion is one of the most common causes of workplace injuries that could require Medicare Set Aside services.

If your client is collecting a settlement for a workplace injury, regardless of the type of injury, Synergy Settlement Services is prepared to offer our services.

For more information about a Medicare Set Aside for personal injury or to schedule a consultation, please submit our contact request form.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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