Repetitive Stress Injuries
Our workers' compensation attorneys fight for you
There are many jobs that require workers to repeat the same task over and over, every day, for years. Eventually, this takes a toll on physical health, and the ability of the worker to do the job can be affected. The workers' compensation attorneys at Lourie Law Firm fight to make sure workers with repetitive stress injuries get the benefits they deserve.
A repetitive stress injury can cause pain in the muscles, nerves, tendons or ligaments. The repeated motion over time can result in conditions and symptoms that include tendonitis, numbness, swollen joints, muscle aches, back pain, tingling and carpal tunnel syndrome. It can occur in the hands, wrists, arms, elbows, shoulders, backs or knees.
This type of injury can happen to workers in many different industries. It can affect cooks, maids, landscapers, construction workers, equipment operators, factory workers and office workers. The injury can develop from repeatedly:
- Using computer keyboards
- Operating a factory machine
- Stocking inventory
- Operating power tools
- Lifting heavy objects
If you've suffered a repetitive stress injury at your job, you are eligible to apply for workers' compensation benefits. These include payment of medical expenses related to the injury and partial compensation for the wages you've lost from being unable to return to work.
We stand up for workers
Getting a workers' compensation claim approved for an occupational disease can be a complicated process. We can guide you each step of the way. Our experienced attorneys can help you fill out the paperwork. We will make sure the proper procedure is followed for processing your claim.
It should be simple. A doctor examines you and takes your history. You are diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury and are given the benefits you need. But we've learned from experience that it doesn't always go that way. Repetitive stress injuries are sometimes controversial. And the workers' compensation system acts like any other insurance company. They may try to deny or delay your claim.
You may be sent to a doctor who minimizes the extent and seriousness of your repetitive stress injury. We can help you find a doctor in the provider network who can give you a complete and unbiased second opinion. And if your claim is denied, we will represent you in all hearings and appeals.
We'll represent you and make sure you get the care you need
When you are able to return to work, we will make sure your employer provides you with any modifications that a doctor has deemed necessary. We can also take action if you are the target of any harassment related to your claim.
Founded in 1956, the Lourie Law Firm has a long history of helping injured workers. Our focus is on helping you get the care and compensation you need. Repetitive stress injuries are very real consequences of doing certain types of work for many years. Our attorneys will fight to have your injury taken seriously and to get you all the benefits you should be getting.
If you are suffering from a repetitive stress injury related to your job, contact us for a free consultation. One of our workers' compensation attorneys can review your case and go over your options with you.