Workers' Comp Benefits: Repetitive Motion and Stress Injury
Repetitive motion and stress injuries are the result of doing the same motion over and over again. These type of stress injuries may be compounded by lack of adequate equipment or ill-designed equipment or furniture, and common in a wide variety of fields. Repetitive stress injuries may happen in the shoulders, wrists, hands, elbows, knees, etc. this type of injury generally happens in the joints or other areas where soft tissue is mostly present.
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Types of repetitive stress and trauma injuries include, but not limited to:
Repetitive stress injuries can create a debilitating condition. They are injuries caused by stress being placed on tendons, muscles or joint tissue. A large number of workers’ compensation claims are a result of repetitive stress injuries. Many repetitive trauma injuries happen in workers over the age of 30, who have been doing the same type of job for many years. However, repetitive trauma injuries can happen in workers under the age of 30. If you were not properly taught how to complete a specific task without developing a repetitive trauma injury, that may also be a problem.
Some of the common symptoms of repetitive stress injuries include tender, swollen, or hot areas where pain may radiate from. The pain from this type of injury is generally localized to the site of the injury and does not spread throughout the body. The treatment goal for repetitive stress injuries is generally to relieve the pain, reduce swelling, and prevent the problem from worsening. There are exercises and things you can do to maintain your job but avoid furthering the repetitive stress injury.
Has someone you care about been suffering from a repetitive stress injury? Our workers’ compensation attorneys can help them get compensation for their injuries. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney in your area to get started.
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