There is a lot for sufferers of repetitive stress injuries to know and understand. The common causes of
repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are manual labor, office work and electronic devices. The impact of a repetitive stress injury can be significant for injured workers and their families and have a significant impact on their ability to do their work.
Naturally, an inability to work impacts the injured worker’s ability to earn a livelihood and support their family. RSIs can have a broad impact on injured workers, their bodies and their overall health. Repetitive stress injuries are associated with repetitive tasks, forcefully exerting oneself, vibrations, mechanical compressions and sustained and awkward positions.
There are many different types of repetitive stress injuries victims can suffer from including bursitis; tendonitis; tendinosis; carpal tunnel syndrome; Raynaud’s disease; cubital tunnel syndrome; De Quervain syndrome; Thoracic outlet syndrome; intersection syndrome; Dupuytren’s contracture; rotator cuff syndrome; medial epicondylitis or golfer’s elbow; lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow; stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger; radial tunnel syndrome; overuse of the arm to push or pull; overuse of the hand and wrist, causing nerve irritation and pain; or writer’s cramp.
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to help injured workers with the harm they have suffered as a result of a workplace repetitive stress injury. These benefits can assist them with medical expenses, lost wages and other compensation in some circumstances to help them get the medical treatment they need to get back on their feet whenever possible and as soon as possible.