Employee Repetitive Strain Injuries
When you think about injuries that occur in the workplace many of us imagine a large explosion in a factory or an employee falling down an open elevator shaft when the reality is truly quite different. The majority of work-related accidents or injuries occur doing mundane everyday actions that most people consider to be routine. Whether it is typing on a computer or putting in new plumbing a number of employees receive repetitive stress injuries when working at their job, and fortunately for them they could be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries or RSI’s can be called many different names under state workers’ compensation systems. There are repetitive strain injuries, overuse injuries, and even cumulative trauma which can occur when someone working at a place for a long time suffers an injury such as hearing loss if they work in a loud environment. In addition, a worker could suffer a number of different RSI”s such as bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff syndrome, lower back pain, epicondylitis or tennis elbow and especially carpal tunnel syndrome which has become very common.
This is not the time to ignore your pain, you should follow the workers’ comp rules that are in place for seeing a doctor and when you see one make sure to tell them exactly what you were doing that you believe led to your injury. Whether the doctor simply suggests you rest for awhile before going back to work or if they put restrictions on what you can do going forward the most important thing is getting it taken care of correctly and not letting it get any worse.
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If you believe you are suffering from an RSI from your job you will need to know the laws of your state surrounding how to file a claim as well as what the limits are on how you can be compensated. This is why it is important to have a qualified attorney like Christopher A. Brown who knows the law and can get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today or fill out the from on this page for your initial consultation.
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