In the past, workers would perform a variety of jobs, often moving between different tasks in order to ensure that the job was done correctly. Whether they were working the land or operating a machine in a garment factory, the worker had a variety of roles to fulfill. Modern workers, however, tend to have a single task which keeps them in the same position for several hours at a time. From the office staff to factory workers, performing the same task, again and again, involves a lot of repetitive motion which can cause stress injuries to wrists, shoulders, and back. If you are suffering from Carpal tunnel syndrome or similar, you may want to seek the advice of a specialist worker’s compensation attorney.
Repetitive Motion And Injuries
The cause of stress injuries lies in the fact that the body is performing the same movement again and again, often for several hours without a break. For office staff, the joints of the fingers and the wrist may become damaged by repeated typing, while factory staff may have stress in the wrists and shoulders from movements including placing products into boxes, packing items, or removing items from a conveyor belt. These injuries may not even be noticed at first, because the damage is so minor, but constantly moving the damaged limb means that the injury doesn’t have time to heal, and may expand or become inflamed. At this point, you will notice a sharp pain in your joints which is increased whenever you are working in the same position. Gradually, the pain increases until it is difficult to do anything without suffering misery. In order to solve this problem, you will need to have corrective surgery.
Funding Your Recovery
Of course, if you require medical treatment for your injury, you will need to find the money to afford medication, physical therapy and even an operation to fix the issue. If you don’t have the money yourself, then you may be able to claim compensation for your injury from your employer, allowing you to fund the treatment and cover your expenses if you are not able to work. Making a claim against your company might seem like a big step, and we know that many employees are reluctant to make that claim until their repetitive strain injury is too severe to manage with painkillers. We recommend that you talk to a worker’s compensation attorney and take that step as soon as you can to avoid long-term damage to joints and ligaments.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
If you have decided that the time has come to have medical treatment for your cumulative trauma injury, then you will need the help of a professional worker’s compensation attorney, who can help you to make the claim to your employer. We can guide you through all of the legal process, so that you are able to claim all of the money you need to successfully treat your injury. To find out more about how you can help us, contact us online or call us now at (818) 975-3080.