Repetitive stress injuries can be difficult for workers to deal with and may impact them on a daily basis in both their professional and personal lives. It is important for workers suffering with the pain of a repetitive stress injury to be familiar with the legal protections available to them and the help that they may be able to receive through workers’ compensation benefits if their repetitive stress injury leaves them unable to work or impacts their daily work.
Repetitive stress injuries are serious injuries that can be caused by repetitive motions that overstress the body. Repetitive stress injuries can cause long-term harm to workers and can impact the muscles, tendons and bones of the victim. Workers’ compensation can help injured workers suffering with a repetitive stress injury with their medical care, lost wages from time away from work and other expenses as well.
Repetitive stress injuries can occur over time and can occur in jobs that are commonly thought of as physically demanding but also in office environments as well. Repetitive stress injuries can include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, back pain, deafness and other injuries that can occur over time and may also worsen over time. Repetitive stress injuries can leave workers unable to work and can also impact their qualify of life inside and outside of their workplace.
It is important to know how to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for repetitive stress injuries. Just because they do not arise out of a single traumatic incident does not mean that they were not caused by the victim’s workplace or did not aggravate a pre-existing condition which are situations that both enjoy worker’s compensation benefits. It is critical for injured workers to be familiar with how to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for their injuries suffered on-the-job and to know how to obtain them when needed.