What Is An Acute Injury?

Acute injuries involve a wide range of accidents such as tractor falls, blowing out your back lifting at work or an infected finger cut. An acute injury is one where you are injured in one place on your body from a sudden impact or hit. It is an injury that is often severely painful and gets inflamed or infected. Acute injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Muscle sprains
  • Knee and elbow injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injury
  • Broken bones
  • Bone fractures
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Loss of limb
  • Sudden loss of hearing or eyesight
  • Head trauma
  • Lacerations
  • Internal organ trauma
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Infected finger cuts

When you are injured at work, your employer must make sure you get the medical care you need from authorized health care providers. Call Pizzonia Law, LLC, in Albuquerque at 505-445-2109 after a workplace accident to get help from our seasoned workers' compensation lawyer. For nearly 10 years, our firm has helped our state's workers get the best possible results after their acute injuries. Our skilled team can answer your questions and guide you as you get started on your injury claim.

Sudden Accident Injuries Can Prevent You From Returning To Work Right Away

Your injuries could mean you will be out of work for longer than you can afford. The physician may order work restrictions such as part-time hours when you do return. When that happens, workers' compensation benefits can help provide the income you need to support your family and pay your bills.

Getting the proper compensation starts with you — and your employer — notifying New Mexico's Workers' Compensation Administration of your workplace injury soon after it occurs. However, for most injured workers, the process for completing the required documentation is often too much to finish in a timely manner. The workers' compensation claims process can seem too difficult to complete on your own.

Do Not Wait On Your Employer's Next Move. Contact Us Today.

Get started with a free case evaluation with Justin Pizzonia. He will meet with you to review the facts of your accident and acute injuries. At Pizzonia Law, LLC, we provide trusted workers' compensation representation. Call us at 505-445-2109 or contact our office by filling out our online form.