Workers’ Compensation and Repetitive Trauma Injuries in the Workplace
Not all work-related injuries stem from a specific incident. An injury caused by repetitive trauma can slowly manifest itself over time, leading to serious pain and even long-term disability.
Known interchangeably as repetitive motion injuries or repetitive stress injuries, damage caused by doing the same action repeatedly at work may mean the injured worker is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Remember, there is no requirement that a work injury be tied to a single, specific event. Injuries caused by overuse and repeated stress can qualify you for workers’ comp benefits. Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo will help you through the process.
Repetitive Trauma: Some Injuries Build Slowly Over Time
Because they are often the result of activities that are not inherently dangerous, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the exact cause of a repetitive trauma injury. That leaves an opening for insurance companies to argue that the injury in question was not work-related at all.
Since founding our Pennsylvania firm in 1936, we’ve helped thousands of people prove their injuries were the result of repetitive stress, recovering compensation in a variety of circumstances. We handle cases involving:
- Injuries to hands, wrists, and arms (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) resulting from years of typing, using vibrating tools, or gripping, flexing, and extending repeatedly over time.
- Shoulder and neck pain traced to hours in front of a computer, lifting, or sitting.
- Hip, knee, and back injuries after years of repeated lifting, sitting and standing, or other motions.
Whatever the cause of your repetitive trauma injury, it must be taken seriously and should be addressed immediately. You need access to appropriate medical care to limit the possibility of permanent disability. In addition, certain accommodations may need to be made to prevent further damage once you return to work. You deserve to work in a safe environment that does not compromise your health.
Trusted Experience From A Long-Standing Firm
For more than 80 years, our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys have devoted their lives to helping injured workers. We encourage you to read what some of our past clients have to say by taking a looking at our 150-plus positive Google reviews. Their words mean more than anything we could say about ourselves.
Although times have certainly changed since our firm’s establishment, our dedication to our clients has not. We remain committed to helping injured and disabled individuals secure much-needed workers’ comp benefits.
Get The Help You Deserve For A Repetitive Trauma Injury
Without workers’ compensation benefits, you may be unable to cover mounting medical bills. Put yourself in a position to secure the benefits you deserve. Contact us online to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania attorney or give us a call at 800-952-9640. Your initial consultation is free, and you will not pay any attorneys fee’s unless we succeed in your case.