Not all workplace injuries can be attributed to an accident or one solitary event. Injuries and physical impairments regularly arise as a result of performing an action multiple times over a long period, and these are known as repetitive motion injuries. These repetitive motion injuries can result from adopting an unnatural working position, repeatedly putting pressure on a particular joint or muscle, or an accumulation of stresses on one part of your body. When faced with any type of repetitive motion injury, you may need extensive medical treatment, therapy, and even surgical procedures as you recuperate. Although your claim for workers’ compensation benefits, while you are unable to work during this time, maybe valid, it is not uncommon for employers or their insurance companies to minimize, or outright reject initial claims.
When your workers’ compensation claim has been rejected, or you feel that you have been offered an unfavorable amount, a Santa Clarita repetitive motion injury attorney from Koszdin, Fields & Sherry could use our extensive legal experience to recover what you deserve.
Common Types of Repetitive Motion Injury
Repetitive motion injuries, which can also be referred to as cumulative trauma injuries or overuse injuries, can be debilitating to the point where you are unable to work on a temporary or permanent basis. While your injury may be relatively easily repaired using surgical procedures or physical therapy, this all comes at a steep financial cost – one you could do without while you are unable to earn. workers’ compensation benefits were designed to cover the costs of the medical treatment you require, as well as a proportion of your average earnings. When your employer rejects your claim for worker’s compensation, you may be tempted to grit your teeth and continue working through the pain, but this is highly dangerous and may lead to permanent nerve damage and disability.
Rather than accepting the initial decision to your own detriment, hiring a Santa Clarita repetitive motion injury attorney from Koszdin, Fields & Sherry could ensure you recover the benefits you are entitled to when your work has resulted in injury. Our experience and knowledge mean we can successfully secure benefits for all manner of overuse or cumulative trauma injuries, with some of our previous successes relating to:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrists and hands
- Shoulder injuries (rotator cuff, torn labrum)
- Tendinitis of the elbow or knee
- Lower back strains from repeated lifting, bending, or hunching
- Vibration injuries in the hands and finger
Your repetitive motion injury may have a domino effect on other areas of your life – for example, you may be unable to sleep due to pain or discomfort, or you may develop an injury in another limb due to overcompensation.
Can I Afford to Hire a Santa Clarita Repetitive Motion Injury Attorney?
Again, if you have developed a repetitive motion injury, you likely have been left with costly medical bills. If your injuries have prevented you from resuming work, your financial woes have been exacerbated accordingly. It is entirely understandable and natural for you to worry that you will be unable to justify the cost of hiring an attorney to represent you when you already are struggling with unexpected money problems.
This does not actually need to be a concern. If you have never been in the position to hire any sort of injury attorney before, you might not realize that we accept cases on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee arrangement is one that has been designed to ensure clients do not find themselves in even greater financial jeopardy should they fail to recover compensation.
We will not charge you any legal fees upfront if you hire our firm to handle your case. We will only charge attorney fees if you recover compensation. In other words, unless you get paid, we don’t get paid.
This essentially means there is no financial risk involved in securing the expert representation of an attorney. On the contrary, hiring a Santa Clarita repetitive motion injury lawyer is a wise financial decision, as having a legal expert on your side in these circumstances can significantly improve your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation for which you may be eligible.
Preparing for Your Initial Consultation at a Santa Clarita Repetitive Motion Injury Law Firm
Along with not having to worry about paying upfront attorney fees when you hire a lawyer, you also don’t need to worry about paying to meet with one in the first place. Your initial consultation with one of the team members at our firm is free of charge.
Our goal during the initial consultation is to learn more about your case and determine if you should seek compensation for losses resulting from a repetitive motion injury. Although you should definitely schedule a meeting with an attorney if you suspect you have a valid case, we will be more able to evaluate the merits of the said case if you prepare for the initial consultation by taking certain steps ahead of time.
Specifically, we recommend gathering any medical records you may have related to your injuries and the treatment you received for them. These records will help us establish a link between the work you do and the injuries that you may have developed because of that work.
If possible, it’s also helpful to gather evidence proving that your job required you to perform tasks that could cause you to develop a repetitive motion injury. Such evidence may come in the form of a contract or similar document describing your work duties.
We also recommend drafting a basic narrative explaining when you first noticed signs of an injury and when you sought medical treatment. Again, you should still meet with an attorney if you are unable to complete all these steps, but it never hurts to go into a consultation having thoroughly prepared to discuss your case.
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When you choose to hire a repetitive motion injury lawyer from our firm to represent you, you immediately benefit from over 60 years of relevant legal experience, and countless successful verdicts.