Repetitive Use Injuries
Concord Workers' Compensation Attorneys
In many highly dangerous occupations, workers are required to perform tasks that place them at risk on a daily basis. In other situations, repetitive motions are required to complete work. Repetitive actions of any kind can cause substantial physical damage to the worker. Repetitive use injuries are a type of workplace injury that is caused by repeated motions, which can take a physical toll on a person's body. Physical stress can build up over time, resulting in damage to the worker's limbs that are used on a regular basis.
Types of Injuries and the Work-Related Activities that Cause Them
Repetitive use injuries come in many different forms and can result from a variety of occupations. Injuries of this kind do not simply treat themselves and may require extensive medical attention and physical therapy.
Common types of repetitive injuries include:
- Vibrating white finger
- "Tennis elbow"
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
With the increased use of computers in the workplace, the number of repetitive stress injuries has increased. Repetitive use injuries, also called cumulative trauma disorders, account for more than half of all job-related injuries.
Work-related activities that commonly result in repetitive use injuries include:
- Writing or typing
- Assembly line work
- Polishing / painting
- Mechanical work
- Playing musical instruments
A Concord workers' compensation lawyer from The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. can provide clients with the legal assistance they need to obtain necessary compensation. They are dedicated to ensuring that injured workers properly file claims for workers' compensation benefits and receive the assistance they need. The firm has handled many claims for past clients and has the experience necessary to help you.
Contact the firm today to find out what compensation you may be able to receive for your damages.