Repetitive Stress Injuries And Social Security Disability

Repetitive stress injuries refer to a group of injuries that occur due to the repetition of a particular movement on a continual basis. Perhaps the most well-known repetitive stress injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is frequently acquired by people who work on computers all day. Other examples can include a knee, elbow or rotator cuff tendonitis injury which can be a common occurrence in production environments.

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, we represent many clients who are suffering from work-related injuries. Many people have questions regarding their access to compensation for repetitive stress injuries and whether Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits may be available. In most cases, SSD benefits will not be approved for a repetitive stress injury since the condition must be expected to keep you out of work for a minimum of 12 months. That is not to say, however, that SSD benefits would never be paid for a repetitive stress injury related to a qualifying musculoskeletal condition or that no other compensation is available.

Know Your Rights Regarding Repetitive Stress Injuries

If your repetitive stress injury is work related, you likely have grounds for a workers' compensation claim. Our Harrisburg attorneys have a substantial background representing injured workers in a wide variety of claims. Our founding attorney, Katherine L. Niven, is a former Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge. She has hand selected her team of associates and trained them in all aspects of workers' compensation law.

We work hard to see that you receive all of the benefits that are appropriate to your case, including wages, medical care, rehabilitation and retraining. Our lawyers are prepared to assist you at every step in the process, from preparing and submitting your initial application for benefits to litigating unjustly denied claims.

Discuss Your Case With Our Pennsylvania Attorneys

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your repetitive stress injury claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.