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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
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Writers Cramp
  • Ganglion
  • 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 work logs.

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’ Compensation Attorneys

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.