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  • Rotator Cuff Injuries - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 24-Jul-2018

    Rotator cuff injuries can be incredibly painful. They affect workers in a variety of industries, and could be caused by repetitive strain or by sudden accidents. Painters, carpenters, and construction workers are at particularly high risk for rotator cuff tears because they have to lift heavy loads and work with their arms above their heads on a regular basis. The Anatomy of a Rotator Cuff The ...
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  • How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Jun-2018

    Carpal tunnel syndrome affects more than 8 million people in the United States annually, resulting in more than 230,000 corrective surgeries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Workers who type all day are at the highest risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent ...
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  • 5 Most Common Wear & Tear Injuries in the Workplace

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 27-Mar-2018

    Wear and tear injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries, develop over time and often grow worse if not treated. They are long-lasting, and cause pain, immobility, and a decreased quality of life. If your work environment has caused your wear and tear injuries, you may be able to file a claim to pursue workers’ compensation. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients through the ...
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  • Insurance Companies Seek to Weaken Cumulative Trauma Injury Claims

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Jan-2018

    Cumulative trauma (CT) injury claims are crucial for workers who have been hurt at work over time, not within a single instance or accident. Oftentimes, a CT injury claim is filed by an employee who was exposed to toxic substances for many years, or who completed the same action again and again, ultimately causing a repetitive stress injury (RSI). The benefits gained through a workers’ ...
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  • Easy Ways to Make Your Office Workspace More Ergonomic

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Feb-2017

    Workers in office settings need to be aware of the real risks of repetitive stress injuries (RSI) . An RSI occurs when a simple motion is repeated again and again over an extended period of time, eventually wearing down the joints, muscles, or nerves of the body part in motion. Office workers tend to suffer an RSI related to using a computer for eight hours a day, five days a week. Using the ...
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  • How You Can Help Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) at Work

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 7-Feb-2017

    Whether you work in an office, a retail store, a restaurant, or virtually any other workplace location, odds are high you are expected to complete the same or similar tasks day-in and day-out. Mental strain is not the only danger of being stuck in a workplace routine, though. As time goes on, making the same motion, no matter how subtle it might be at first, can eventually cause a painful or ...
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