Repetitive stress injuries can be acquired over a lifetime of work and are important to understand. Any injured worker suffering with a repetitive stress injury should be familiar with the options available to help them which can include workers’ compensation benefits.
Repetitive stress injuries suffered in the workplace can include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, bursitis, deafness, back pain and tennis elbow, among others. Repetitive stress injuries occur in workplaces when the repetitive motions required overtax the worker’s body and result in repetitive stress injuries. Repetitive stress injuries can cause long-term harm to the worker’s muscles, tendons and bones and cause them long-term injuries and pain which can also result in disability in some circumstances.
Repetitive stress injuries can have a detrimental impact on the injured worker’s quality of life and ability to perform their job. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to help the injured worker with the medical costs associated with treating their injury; the lost wages they suffer while recovering from their injury; and other expenses that may be associated with a repetitive stress injury. These benefits are important to obtain for the benefit of the injured worker.
Repetitive stress injuries can result in all different types of work environments and obtaining benefits requires that the injured worker demonstrate that their workplace either caused the injury or aggravated an existing injury. Because there can be complexities associated with obtaining the benefits they need, injured workers can benefit from trained guidance to help them navigate the workers’ compensation process and receipt of benefits.