Repetitive Stress Injury Compensation
Suffered a Repetitive Stress Injury at the Workplace?
When most people think of
workplace injuries, they often imagine life-altering incidents such as severed finger due
to a slip of a kitchen knife or severe burns from a methane explosion
in the mineshaft. However, workplace injuries are not often caused by
isolated events. In truth, most injuries sustained on the job develop
over a long period of time, derived from repetitive motions that are part
of day-to-day activities. These types of injures are known as repetitive
stress injuries (RSI).
The following are the common causes of RSI:
- Computer keyboard typing
- Clicking a computer mouse
- Digging and roadwork
- Moving heavy objects
- Construction site power tools
- Gardening and landscaping
- Restaurant line cook
- Moving and stacking boxes
- Operation of heavy machinery
- Stocking warehouse inventory
Do Repetitive Stress Injuries Fall Under Workers’ Compensation?
Repetitive stress injuries can fall under workers comp if the injury is
job-related and the worker was legally employed by the employer. The injury
is required to be connected somehow to the individual’s work duties
and their job descriptions.
Common types of RSI include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Writers Cramp
- DeQuervain’s syndrome
You can file a
workers' compensation claim through your employer. You need an extensive amount of documentation
of your injury and the circumstances resulting in your injury. Gather
documents including medical bills, hospital paperwork, pay stubs, and
If your employer refuses to assist you with workers compensation benefits,
you can file a civil lawsuit against them. However, you may need to file
a complaint with a government agency prior to filing a private lawsuit.
Call (818) 946-0608 for Experienced Legal Help from Our Glendale Workers’
Whether your employer refuses to cooperate with the workers’ comp
process or your initial claim was denied, our Glendale workers’
compensation attorneys at the
Law Office Wax & Wax are committed to protecting your rights and obtaining the benefits you
deserve. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we understand
what it takes to help you determine all of your available legal options
and navigate through the complexities of the legal process.
Contact us and request a
free consultation today.