Many work-related injuries develop over time and they are mainly caused by the cumulative effect of repetitive movements or specific postures in the workplace—from hammering nails and holding a jackhammer to scanning groceries and typing. Fortunately, there are workers’ compensation benefits available for workers that have suffered a work-related repetitive trauma injury.
Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) go by different names including repetitive stress injuries, overuse injuries, and cumulative trauma, which is a broader group that comprises injuries that develop over time like hearing loss caused by loud noises at work. Common examples of repetitive stress injuries include:
You need to file a claim in order to receive good workers’ comp benefits for your RSIs. Workers’ comp usually covers repetitive strain injuries, but these cases can be extremely complex without the assistance of a workers’ comp lawyer. First, you must prove that your injury is linked to the job. A single incident that causes an injury is generally easy to probe while the cause of an injury that has developed over time may require legal expertise. This is why it is crucial that victims get themselves suitable medical treatment as soon as possible so that they have the medical documentation needed to prove the RSI is work-related.
If you have developed a repetitive trauma injury, you need to consult with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer. There are times when your employer’s insurer may deny your claim and medical coverage. An experienced attorney can handle your case efficiently and gather the required medical evidence to support your claim. To learn more about the legal services we offer at Gallardo Lawyers, please contact us today to set up a free case evaluation.