Repetitive Motion Injuries Can Ruin Your Career

BY: Koszdin | Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Obviously, nobody wants to experience an injury at work, especially if it means you have to miss workdays. When you think of the types of injuries that can happen in the workplace, you probably think about slip and fall injuries, tool mishaps, or even vehicle accidents. We also want to talk about some other types of injuries that are prevalent but do not get as much coverage in the news – repetitive motion injuries.

You may know them as cumulative stress injuries or some other name. These are common injuries that affect people in many industries. Consider for a moment that there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported to the BLS during the latest reporting year. Many of those injuries were RSIs.

At Koszdin, Fields & Sherry, we want to help if you are having trouble getting workers’ compensation coverage for your injury. If you need a Van Nuys repetitive motion injury, call us today so we can get the compensation you deserve.

What Happens?

It is true that traumatic work injuries, ones that are immediately visible, are almost always covered by workers’ compensation. That is because there is usually no denying that they occurred in the workplace. They are visible usually obvious. Repetitive motion injuries, however, happen over time. As their name suggests, they occur when a person performs the same motion over and over again, sometimes over the course of months and years. Perhaps the most well-known of these injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, something that affects around 2.7 percent of the population in the US.

Repetitive motion injuries can affect workers in all industries. Think about people in these jobs:

  • Manufacturing
  • Shelf stockers
  • Cashiers
  • Receptionists
  • Assembly-line workers
  • Construction worker

In each of these occupations and many others, you will see that workers are performing the same motions again and again.

The problem with these injuries is that the exact cause is not always obvious. Since the symptoms often develop slowly and over a long period of time, employers and insurance companies may try to say that the injury has nothing to do with work. That is not fair to the employee. These injuries can become debilitating and prevent a person from performing their duties if left untreated.

Treatment, though, is often unaffordable without workers’ compensation coverage.

Moving Forward From Here

Just because these injuries are not as easily visible and happen over time does not mean they should be written off as something less serious than other workplace injuries. At Koszdin, Fields & Sherry, we want to make sure that your RSI is covered by workers’ compensation and that you are taken care of. If needed, we will work to secure compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Van Nuys repetitive motion injury attorney, you can reach out to us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling one of these numbers: 818-812-5639 or 800-747-3447.

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