Repetitive Motion Injuries At Work

BY: Koszdin | Friday, June 29, 2018.

When you think of workplace injuries, the first thing that comes to mind may be of someone falling from a ladder or getting into a car accident while on the job. Maybe you even think of illnesses that are common in the news, such as mesothelioma. Yes, those certainly are workplace injuries and illnesses, but there are also other types of injuries that can happen at work and you might not even realize how serious they are.

Repetitive motion injuries are real injuries, despite what you may have been told. They are serious and deserve to be treated as such, by both the person suffering from them and their employer.

There may be times when an employer does recognize a workers’ injury claim when it comes to repetitive motion injuries. In fact, they may try to deny workers’ compensation. If you are looking for a repetitive motion injury workers’ compensation attorney in Los Angeles, the law firm of Koszdin, Fields & Sherry is ready to help you.

What is a Repetitive Motion Injury?

Repetitive motion injuries, also called repetitive stress injuries, are among the most common injuries in the United States. While commonly thought of as being strictly relegated to athletes, that is not true. Around fifty percent of repetitive motion injuries are non-athletic.

Whether you work a labor-intensive job or an office job, repetitive motion injuries can occur. The most well-known form of these injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, but there are many more. There are many factors that contribute to these types of injuries, but performing the same action over and over again is the main contributing factor. Exasperating these injuries if performing a task that is mismatched for the person’s body size and physical strength. Any time someone has to stretch farther or more awkwardly repetitively, the potential for injury increases.

Do Employers Recognize These Injuries?

Many employers are beginning to recognize repetitive motion injuries as serious workers’ compensation claims. Unfortunately, some do not.

Because these types of injuries typically occur over time and do not have the usual sudden onset of most workplace injuries or illnesses, they are not taken as seriously. Often, an employer may write it off as an employee simply complaining.

That is a problem because employees suffering from these types of injuries may endure long periods of pain and disability which could cause them serious medical expenses.

If an employee is suffering from this type of injury and cannot get workers’ compensation, their wellbeing, and the wellbeing of their families could be put at risk.

What To Do

If you believe you are suffering from a repetitive motion injury and have been denied a workers’ compensation claim by your employer, you may need some help. Finding the right repetitive motion injury attorney in Los Angeles is important. At the law firm of Koszdin, Fields & Sherry, we understand that your injury is real, and we want to help you. You can contact us by clicking here or calling one of these numbers: 818-812-5639or 800-747-3447.

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