Lifting and Overexertion
Helping injured workers throughout Illinois
Many jobs require frequent and heavy lifting, which can lead to an injury that leaves workers at least temporarily unable to work. In Illinois, injured workers are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, but the process of getting those benefits can be difficult and frustrating. At Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP, our experienced workers' compensation attorneys help injured workers get the benefits they deserve.
A lifting and overexertion injury can happen in many different types of workplaces. Jobs that typically involve heavy lifting including movers, delivery drivers, mail handlers, warehouse workers, stock clerks and construction workers. Many of these jobs involve lifting objects that weight up to 50 pounds or more. Frequent lifting can take its toll on the body, leading to traumatic and overexertion injuries such as: