A popular belief among workers is that work-related injuries are caused by single work accidents. But this is not the case since some work injuries can take months or even years before it becomes evident. These types of injuries are often the result of repetitive actions such as crouching, bending or even typing.
If you are currently suffering from an injury caused by repetitive tasks then you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. The Law Offices of Norman J. Homen is here to help you when claiming your worker’s compensation benefits. Our law offices have extensive experience in helping workers fight for their rightful benefits.
Workplace Injuries – Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries mostly affect joints in the body. These injuries remain hidden for months or even years because it remains asymptomatic or symptoms are too few and far in between that it goes unnoticed.
People go through their normal motions at work without even noticing that an injury has taken place. Pain and discomfort becomes a daily part of their life until it becomes unbearable and they are unable to continue working.
Many employers try to discredit the severity of repetitive motion injuries. But the real fact is that people who suffer from these conditions experience the pain of such injuries daily. They are unable to find work because of their physical limitations for months or even years. Without proper compensation, they are unable to get proper medical treatment for their condition. Examples of repetitive motion injuries include tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and long term muscle strain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Work Related Repetitive Motion
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a nerve injury caused by constant pressure on the median nerve. This nerve is responsible for detecting sensation and movement at the hand. People suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome can experience numbness, tingling and pain in the hands and fingers. This medical condition is often cause by constant typing or any movement that requires repeated hand movements.
For more information on Repetitive Motion Injuries and other work related injuries please contact The Law Offices of Norman J. Homen at (866) 775- 4485.