Pursuing Compensation For Repetitive Stress Injuries
Qualifying for workers’ compensation benefits is not restricted to injuries caused by sudden accidents. Every year, millions of American workers suffer debilitating pain and immobility brought on by repeating the same motion dozens and even hundreds of times every day. Repetitive stress pain can be the result of injuries to bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments.
Repetitive stress injuries can happen in almost any job. For example, factory workers who perform the same movements day in and day out are often at greater risk of injuries to the hands and fingers. Industrial workers and laborers may face chronic neck or back pain due to repeated heavy lifting. Even office workers can end up with severe joint or limb pain as a result of unhealthy working conditions. These injuries can cause chronic pain, stiffness, numbness, limited range of motion and other symptoms.
Some common types of repetitive injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrists and forearms
- “Tennis elbow” inflammation of tendons
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Knee and hip displacement
- Lower back pain caused by degenerative disks and herniated disks
- Bone spurs
- Achilles tendinitis causing foot and ankle pain and immobility
The Right To Apply For Workers’ Compensation Benefits In North Carolina
Have you suffered a repetitive stress injury — such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis — due to poor working conditions? You may be entitled to benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation policy. To obtain compensation, you must show a link between your injury and your job.
It’s important to explore your rights as soon as possible after a repetitive stress injury. Waiting too long could cost you valuable benefits.
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At Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C., we are here to help. Our repetitive stress injury attorney has more than a quarter century of experience fighting for injured workers in North Carolina. We have won multiple $1 million-plus recoveries for injury victims. Our Asheville-based lawyer is highly respected among legal professionals and satisfied clients. We can guide you through all stages of the claims process. We’ll look out for your rights and interests each step of the way.