Freehold, New Jersey, Repetitive Stress Injuries Attorney
Fighting For Benefits For Workers With RSIs
Repetitive stress injuries, also known as repetitive strain injuries or RSIs, are often job-related injuries, which may qualify for worker’s compensation benefits. Depending on the type of job you have and the actions you are required to perform, the duties of your job could put you at a higher risk for one of these injuries.
A qualified New Jersey worker’s compensation attorney can help you determine if your injury classifies as a repetitive stress injury from performing your regular job duties. If so, they could assist you in filing a claim and pursuing the compensation you deserve. Contact Lomurro Law, for a free claim evaluation.
Causes Of Repetitive Stress Injuries
While many workers’ compensation injuries occur after a single accident or experience, repetitive stress injuries do not, which can sometimes make them harder to prove in a worker’s compensation case. Employees who stress the same muscles or tendons through repetitive actions, maintain the same posture for long periods of time or an abnormal posture for an extended period of time, and those who lift heavy objects regularly are at an increased risk for developing such an injury.
Specific tasks that are repeated often can gradually damage the muscles, tendons, and nerves of the wrists, forearms, elbows, neck, shoulders, and other areas of the body. There are many different activities that can lead to this type of injury, including but not limited to:
- Using a computer mouse
- Typing at a computer keyboard or texting on a phone
- Swiping items at a supermarket checkout
- Grasping tools
- Working on an assembly line
- Training for sports
Symptoms Of A Repetitive Stress Injury
Signs and symptoms of a repetitive stress injury can vary depending on how long you have had the injury, what part of the body it affects, and your day to day activities. For most people, the symptoms start gradually and become more constant and intense over time. Symptoms may also keep you from doing your normal daily activities, both at home and at work. The most common symptoms of these injuries are:
- Pain which can be minimal, severe, or anywhere in between
- Tingling or numbness
- Sensitivity to different temperatures
If you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms related to your job performance, you should seek medical attention in accordance with your company’s workers’ compensation policy and contact an experienced New Jersey worker’s compensation lawyer.
You may be diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, tennis elbow or another similar condition. As a result, you may need physical therapy, surgery, pain-relief or antiinflammatory medications, as well as an extended time period off of work. Not only will your medical treatment and diagnosis incur expenses, but you may also be unable to earn money while you are healing.
How A Workers’ Compensation Attorney In New Jersey Could Help You
In some cases, repetitive stress injuries can be difficult to prove from a worker’s compensation standpoint. You could benefit from a consultation with an attorney who will represent your interests alone. Get help with your repetitive stress injury claim by calling a New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney at Lomurro Law today at Call or fill out our online contact form.