After years or even months of performing the same motion over and over, a worker can start to experience the symptoms of a repetitive stress injury. It is important that you file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as these symptoms become noticeable.
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., our lawyers work to help workers suffering from such injury achieve successful workers’ compensation claims to cover the medical treatment required. Without such medical attention, the condition can worsen into chronic pain and limitation — affecting your ability to do your job or enjoy other hobbies in your personal life.
While most people think of carpal tunnel syndrome when they think of work-related repetitive stress injuries, the truth is that these injuries can happen to any type of worker performing any type of job.
Those in labor-intensive jobs often suffer repetitive stress injuries from months or years of performing the same heavy lifts or other motions. These repetitive motions often apply stress to joints or other sensitive areas of the body. Over time, the stress applied to the area results in nerve damage or damage to a joint. If gone unnoticed without medical attention, the condition can worsen to cause chronic pain or limitations for the person, affecting his or her ability to work, as well as quality of life.
Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries worsen over time. They may start out as a slight tingling in the wrist, joint or another area. Without medical attention, it can build into pain or weakness in the area.
Our network of trusted and skilled medical professionals can provide you the treatment options you need to deal with the pain and prevent it from developing into chronic pain. These doctors work with our lawyers to build a strong connection between the demands of your job and the pain. We use this medical evidence to build a solid workers’ compensation claim on your behalf.