Insignificant Actions Can Cause Significant Damage
Repetitive stress injuries may not seem as major as other workplace injuries, but they can be just as damaging. Since these injuries worsen gradually, employees suffering from repetitive stress injuries can have difficulty proving the severity of the injury in a workers’ compensation claim.
If you believe you have suffered a work-related repetitive stress injury, contact Savino & Smollar, P.C., New York’s premier workers’ compensation law firm.
What Is A Repetitive Stress Injury?
A repetitive stress injury occurs when repetitive motions cause gradual damage to muscles, tendons and nerves. These motions are often associated with tasks that seem harmless in the moment but can cause serious damage when performed continuously for long periods.
One of the more well-known repetitive stress injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, which often afflicts people who use computer keyboards extensively. In the moment, typing on a keyboard seems insignificant, but over time, those hand positions and finger movements can cause severe and persistent pain.
Repetitive stress injuries can result in a broad spectrum of symptoms depending on the severity of the damage, but the most common symptoms include:
- Moderate to severe pain
- Noticeable weakness
- Tingling or throbbing
- Reduced range of motion
As these symptoms progress, you may find yourself unable to perform the repetitive motions that initially caused the injury, meaning that you may find yourself unable to do your job.
How Can A Lawyer Help Me?
If your repetitive stress injury was caused by part of your workplace duties, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.
The lack of visible symptoms in repetitive stress injuries can mean that they can be difficult to prove to employers without a medical diagnosis. An experienced lawyer can make sure that you go through the proper channels for diagnosis and obtain enough evidence to file a plausible workers’ compensation claim.
Don’t Let Your Injury Get Worse. Call Savino & Smollar, P.C.
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