Harrisburg Repetitive Trauma Injury Lawyer
A repetitive trauma injury, also called a repetitive stress or repetitive strain injury, is one of the most common injury types suffered by workers in a myriad of industries throughout our state. While these injuries are not the result of acute accidents, they can be very serious and have a major effect on a worker’s quality of life and ability to work.
If you have suffered a repetitive trauma injury as a result of an on-the-job accident, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, both medical and wage loss benefits. Our Harrisburg repetitive injury lawyers can help you to understand your right to compensation and how to navigate the claim process.
What Is a Repetitive Trauma Injury?
A repetitive trauma injury is characterized by pain in the nerves, muscles, and tendons that is caused by the performance of repetitive tasks, mechanical compression, awkward positions, exertion, and vibrations. The symptoms of a repetitive trauma injury include:
- Tenderness or pain in an affected joint;
- Tingling in the arm or hand;
- Loss of strength or sensation;
- Pulsing or throbbing in the affected area; and
- Increased pain or tingling from work activity.
What Types of Work Lead to Repetitive Stress Injuries?
Workers in a number of different industries may be at risk of sustaining a repetitive trauma injury, although those in manual labor and office work positions are at an increased risk. Examples of work that can lead to a repetitive stress injury include:
- Sitting for long hours and working at a computer;
- Using a jackhammer or other vibrating equipment/machinery;
- Lifting heavy things for hours every day;
- Poor posture while performing work; and
- Working on an assembly line where the same task is performed for hours.
These activities can lead to a number of repetitive stress-related injuries, including things like carpal tunnel, arthritis, a herniated disk injury, tendonitis, and more.
What’s Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
If you have suffered an injury, such as carpal tunnel or a herniated disk in your back, that you believe would not have occurred but for the work you perform, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation insurance. In order to recover workers’ compensation, you must prove that your injury is the direct result of your work. Medical evidence will be crucial in doing this.
If you can prove the connection between your work and your injury, workers’ compensation benefits that may be available include compensation for all of your medical expenses and wage replacement benefits.
Our lawyers can help you understand whether or not you’re eligible for benefits and how to get the settlement you deserve.
Don’t Delay to Take Action
If you have suffered a repetitive trauma injury and think that you have a workers’ compensation case, do not delay in taking action – waiting too long could be a bar to recovery. For a free consultation with our experienced Harrisburg workers’ compensation lawyers, please call us today or send us a message now.