Have you been injured at work in a bodily reaction accident? If you have, you may not realize that you are probably entitled to workers’ compensation for your injury.
The first key is that the bodily reaction accident took place while you were doing your job for your employer. This means that it is a work-related accident.
The second key is that your injury from the accident will keep you from being able to work for several days, weeks or even months.
If these two things are true in regard to your bodily reaction accident at work, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation. If you have any trouble getting workers’ compensation or your employer threatens you or tries to keep you from getting workers’ compensation, the best thing to do is to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
You may not know what the term “bodily reaction” means. Reaction is defined as being “a response to some treatment, situation or stimulus.”
It follows that bodily reaction is the response of your body to an external force, influence, agent or medication. It is a bodily process that occurs because of an antecedent stimulus or agent.
Responding or reacting
A bodily reaction accident is an accident that occurs as a result of your body responding or reacting to an external force, influence, agent or medication. It is an accident that results from free bodily motion.
As you might imagine, a bodily reaction accident may take place in practically any type of work. The reason for this is because it may be an accident that results from standing, bending, climbing, slipping or tripping without falling, sitting or reaching.
Agent or stimulus
In many instances, bodily reaction accidents involve exertion. This is when an accident occurs because your body is responding or reacting to a previous agent or stimulus while you are making some type of strenuous or vigorous action or effort.
This kind of bodily reaction accident is a combination of free bodily motion and excessive physical action or effort. It may be brought about by several things which include:
Staying in the same position for an extended amount of time
Assuming an unnatural position
Exerting excessive physical effort
Free bodily motion
Continued repetition of a bodily motion.
While many bodily reaction accidents involve exertion, there are bodily reaction accidents that do not occur as a result of exertion. Some of these are:
Slipping and tripping, but not falling
Reaction to a toxic chemical or substance
Reaction to a medication
Reaction to an infectious agent.
Once again, if you have been injured in any kind of work-related bodily reaction accident that has caused you to miss several days, weeks or months of work, you should be getting workers compensation for your injury.
If you are not getting workers’ compensation or your employer has threatened you or tried to keep you from getting the workers’ compensation you deserve, the right thing to do is to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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