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The impact of repetitive stress injuries

On Behalf of | Sep 22, 2016 | Workplace Injuries

A repetitive stress injury is exactly what it sounds like. This is an injury that comes about by completing the same task, day in and day out. While you may not realize that this is harmful, it can eventually take a toll on your body.

For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common repetitive stress injuries. This often comes into play with people who use a computer all day long.

Another example is a knee or shoulder injury as the result of constant lifting and pulling. For those who work in a warehouse setting, this is definitely something to keep an eye on.

If you believe that your repetitive stress injury is work related, you need to learn more about your rights. While not always the case, there’s a good chance that you could file a workers’ compensation claim. With this, you can receive compensation as you make a recovery.

In most cases, Social Security Disability benefits are not available to somebody with a repetitive stress injury. This makes it that much more important to learn how the workers’ compensation system will treat somebody in your position.

Since it can be difficult to prove that a repetitive stress injury is work related, you’ll need to make a few key decisions as you apply for benefits.

Our law firm realizes that repetitive stress injuries can be painful, while also keeping you away from your job. This is why we specialize in helping people with these injuries receive workers’ compensation.

If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, don’t give up just yet. You can file an appeal with hopes of having it reversed.


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