What is a repetitive stress injury?

What is a repetitive stress injury?

No matter how dangerous or safe a job seems to be, it can cause a worker to become injured. After years and years of continuously doing the same motion for work, the employee can suffer serious pain and injury. These injuries are generally referred to as repetitive motion injuries and they can happen to anyone in any job. Arguably one of the most common repetitive stress injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause significant permanent nerve and muscle damage to an individual who fails to seek treatment for this condition. When an individual suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome, they may experience significant weakness, numbness, and pain to their wrist and hand. 

Individuals who suffer from repetitive injuries may get to a point where they can no longer do their job because of the pain caused by the injury. Of course, this can become quite frustrating for someone who needs to provide for themselves and their family. Some of the other most common repetitive motion injuries that workers face include tendonitis, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, epicondylitis, ulnar nerve entrapment, and more. It is important to note that these injuries should not be taken lightly. In fact, if an individual faces a repetitive stress injury that makes it so they can no longer continue working, they may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help an individual cover some of the expenses related to their injury until they are able to return back to the workplace. 

Workers’ Compensation Claims 

If you have suffered from a repetitive stress injury on the job, it is important that you notify your employer as soon as possible to get started with the workers’ compensation process. If your claim is denied by the workers’ compensation insurance company, it may be in your best interest to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the complicated road ahead. Our firm can help you recover the workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to after being injured on the job. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. 

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party or that happened on the job and wish to speak with an experienced attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.

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