There are many types of injuries that may occur in the workplace. From back injuries to leg injuries, many workplaces pose dangers to the body. One type of injury that Connecticut residents may not associate with a workplace injury is a jaw injury, but unfortunately, injuries to the jaw are all too common and may result in a worker suffering from a TMJ disorder.

A TMJ disorder, which is when an individual has pain in his or her jaw muscles and joint, can make everyday tasks like talking and eating difficult and even painful. In a recent post, this blog reported that individuals who develop or aggravate a TMJ disorder due to a workplace accident may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Medical expenses for surgery or other therapeutic treatment of a worker’s TMJ disorder may be extremely expensive. A person may lose wages due to his or her inability to work, either from pain associated with the TMJ disorder or as the worker seeks treatment for the TMJ disorder.

Workers’ compensation benefits may be available to help ease this financial burden for a worker. Workers’ compensation benefits not only cover medical expenses and lost wages, but could also provide compensation for the pain and suffering a person must endure as he or she lives, and hopefully recovers from, a TMJ disorder.

Wesley Malowitz has experience helping injured workers obtain workers’ compensation benefits for their TMJ injuries. Whether applying for benefits or appealing an initial denial of benefits, it is important to have an advocate familiar with the workers’ compensation system to guide an injured worker through the process.

If you or a loved one are suffering from a TMJ disorder due to a work-related injury, you may find the information on our TMJ webpage helpful. This could help you obtain background information and help you understand your options and possible legal remedies.