Work Injuries Caused By Cumulative Trauma
Sometimes injuries cannot be traced to specific workplace accidents. Rather, injuries develop over time from repeated motions, working in unnatural positions or other cumulative stress on one part of the body. Because repetitive motion injuries may require lengthy recuperation, surgical repair or special accommodations, such claims are often challenged by employers and insurance companies.
Koszdin, Fields & Sherry provide the experienced and aggressive representation you need. All of our firm’s partners are certified specialists in California workers’ compensation law. We have helped thousands of injured workers across Southern California obtain the benefits they deserve.
Give us a call today for a free consultation. Based in Van Nuys, our law firm serves clients throughout Greater Los Angeles.
Were You Injured By Repetitive Stress?
Repetitive motion injuries, also known as overuse injuries or cumulative trauma injuries, can be very disabling. Without proper medical treatment and reasonable allowances by the employer, the injury can lead to permanent nerve damage, chronic pain, lost range of motion or disfigurement. Sometimes repetitive motion injuries lead to an overuse injury in the other limb from overcompensating, or other compensable consequences such as sleep disorders or complications of surgery.
Our attorneys are well-versed in the medical and legal aspects of repetitive motion injuries, including:
- 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 fingers
Our lawyers are skilled at establishing the causal connection between the physical symptoms and the working conditions and job duties that led to the injury. We will vigorously advocate for clients to ensure they are granted necessary medical treatment (including surgery or physical therapy), full disability benefits (including any permanent disability) and reasonable employment accommodations such as light duty or ergonomic equipment upon returning to work.
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*Certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in workers’ compensation law
Any person who makes or causes to be made knowingly false or fraudulent material statements or material representation for the purpose of obtaining or denying workers’ compensation benefits or payment is guilty of a felony. Toda aquella persona que sablendo tapa o causa que se produzca cual quier falsas o fraudulentas alegaciones o representación de trabajadores es culpable de un crimen mayor.