The Long-Term Impact Of Repetitive Strain
On the surface, repetitive stress injuries may not seem as significant or serious as the catastrophic injuries that can occur in other high-risk work environments. However, these injuries can still prevent you from being able to complete your job responsibilities. They can lead to chronic pain and surgical interventions. And they can have a lifestyle impact outside of work, inhibiting your ability to enjoy favorite hobbies and pastimes.
At Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., we understand the severity of these injuries and the toll they take. Our attorneys can help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
Common Types Of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Our lawyers handle repetitive stress injury claims of all kinds, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome — This repetitive stress injury is most often associated with office workers, but those who work at manufacturing plants or on assembly lines also are at risk. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of nerves in the wrist being compressed by repeated motions. It is very painful, and if left untreated, it will get progressively worse over time.
- Tendonitis — This condition occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed. It’s most common in the shoulders, elbows, arms and ankles. Workers who repeatedly lift heavy objects are at a higher risk of developing tendonitis.
- Bursitis — This painful condition occurs when a bursa sac around a joint becomes inflamed. It commonly affects the hips, elbows and knees. As with tendonitis, workers who repeatedly lift heavy objects are at a higher risk of developing this condition.
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome — This condition affects construction workers who have chronic exposure to powerful vibrations (such as jackhammers and other construction tools). It can cause permanent nerve damage, numbness and loss of mobility in the hands and fingers.
Let Us Help You Tackle The Challenges Involved In These Claims
Repetitive stress injuries are different than other workplace injuries because they’re generally not the result of one specific incident or accident. Instead, they become progressively worse over time, and workers cannot refer to an exact moment when the condition began.
Employers and insurance companies might use this ambiguity against you. However, with our legal team on your side, you can rest assured that your rights are in good hands. We have more than five decades of experience dealing with insurance companies, employers and other obstacles that might stand in your way.
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