Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are a common concern in the workplace, often resulting from performing repetitive motions over an extended period. If you’re suffering from an RSI due to work-related activities, you may have options for compensation.

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Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries are conditions that develop from repeated movements, often involving the hands, wrists, arms, or shoulders. Common RSIs include:

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Numbness and pain in the hand due to pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.

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Inflammation of tendons, causing pain and discomfort in areas like the elbow or shoulder.

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

Damage to the muscles and tendons in the shoulder area due to repetitive overhead motions.

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Tennis/Golfer's Elbow

Pain in the elbow caused by overuse of forearm muscles.

Workers' Compensation for Repetitive Stress Injuries

If you’re experiencing an RSI as a result of your job duties, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, which can cover:

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Medical Expenses

Diagnostic tests, doctor visits, physical therapy, and other medical treatments.


Temporary Disability

Compensation for lost wages during your recovery period when you're unable to work.


Permanent Disability

If the RSI leads to lasting impairment, you might be entitled to ongoing compensation.

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Vocational Rehabilitation

Assistance in finding suitable work if you can no longer perform your previous job.


Compensation for Pain and Suffering

In some cases, you might be eligible for additional compensation due to the pain and emotional distress caused by the injury.

Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim for RSIs

Navigating the workers’ compensation process for RSIs involves several key steps:

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Medical Diagnosis

Get a medical assessment to diagnose your RSI and establish its connection to workplace activities.


Notify Your Employer

Inform your employer about your condition and your intention to file a workers' compensation claim.

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Complete Necessary Forms

Fill out the required claim forms provided by your employer or the appropriate workers' compensation agency.

Incident Report

Medical Evidence

Gather medical records and reports that demonstrate the link between your RSI and your work tasks.

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Claim Review

Your claim will be reviewed by the workers' compensation board or insurer to determine eligibility.

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Contact Our Legal Team for Assistance

If you’re struggling with a repetitive stress injury and are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, our skilled legal team is here to help. We understand the complexities of RSIs and can guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.

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