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Repetitive Motion Injuries May Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

By Kenton Koszdin on May 10, 2018 | In Workers Compensation

Repetitive Motion Injuries May Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

Hammering nails, keyboarding, scanning groceries, working on a factory line … these are examples of jobs that may cause a repetitive motion injury or trauma.

Repetitive motion or stress injuries are those that develop gradually as part of a worker’s job. There are many types of injuries – here is a small sample:

  • Asthma
  • Hearing loss
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Edema
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Lower back pain

Who Is at Risk of a Repetitive Motion Injury?

Computer-related cumulative overuse injuriesare common for those who work every day using a mouse, keyboard or touchscreen. But these types of injuries can develop from other job tasks. In fact, any job that requires repeated small movements, frequent carrying or lifting, holding awkward positions or using vibrating equipment can cause repetitive motion trauma.

This type of injury is particularly common in these professions:

  • Bus drivers
  • Housekeepers
  • Custodians
  • Nurses
  • Delivery workers
  • Grocery workers
  • Stock clerks
  • Plumbers
  • Firefighters
  • Musicians
  • Professional athletes

What To Do If You Suspect You Have a Repetitive Stress Injury

There are many symptoms that may point to a repetitive motion injury including pain, numbness, tingling, reduced range of motion, reduced flexibility or loss of coordination or strength.

If you feel that you are experiencing the warning signs of a repetitive stress injury, notify your employer right away. Seek medical attention for the problem as soon as possible – don’t expect your condition to “work itself out.” Without the right treatment for your individual situation, your symptoms may worsen and leave you unable to do your job or even day-to-day actions.

Importantly, file a Workers’ Compensationclaim as soon as you report your injury at your job. It’s also very helpful to consult with an attorney experienced in California Workers’ Compensation claims for help with your case. We will help you navigate through the WC procedures and will build your case with the proper medical evidence.

Let Us Know If You Have Been Injured on the Job

If you or a loved one has been denied Worker’s Compensation or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it’s important to get an attorney experienced in these types of cases involved immediately. Contact The Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, CA at 800.438.7734 for your initial free consultation, either in our office or in the comfort of your own home. We can help you navigate the application process for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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