Repetitive Stress Injury

Our Orange County Workers’ Comp Attorneys Can Help You File a Claim

Repetitive stress, or strain, injuries happen when your body endures a small amount of damage over time from particular tasks. Many people experience these injuries when they work, typically because they do an extended amount of the same movement. For example, lifting a heavy box might not damage you permanently if you do it every once in a while. However, if your job is to lift heavy boxes every day, over time your spinal discs or knee cartilage might wear down and cause arthritis or degenerative disc disease.

Types of Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)

Many jobs can cause an RSI, from office work to professional sports. Here are a few examples:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendinitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Herniated discs
  • Ruptured discs
  • Back sprains

Our bodies are hardy, but they don’t do well adapting to repetitive motion during a typical 40-hour workweek. While some jobs encourage ergonomic improvements to prevent these types of injuries, not all employers put in the time, money, and effort to keep their employees from sustaining long-term injuries.

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While RSIs may not be particularly painful, they can prevent you from doing the job that caused them in the first place. For example, if your clerical job caused you to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, the consistent, repetitive trauma of typing could cause permanent damage to the median nerve in your wrist if you don’t seek treatment. Taking time off might be necessary to heal the damage caused by your work, which is why workers’ compensation is so important. Your employer’s insurance should cover the cost of your medical bills and time lost from work if you were injured on the job.

If you’d like to file, contact one of our workers’ compensation attorneys today. We can help you navigate the paperwork involved in filing claims or negotiate for you in court if your employer’s insurance refuses to cover your expenses. Make sure your rights are protected.

Contact us at (714) 594-5389 or fill out our online form with your case details. We look forward to hearing from you.

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