Can I Get Workers Compensation for a Repetitive Motion Injury?

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The jobs of the modern world may have evolved due to technology, but whether you are pulling thread at a mill or typing documents, the repetitiveness of your work could be causing injury. An attorney like Luschas, Naparsteck, and Crane, LLP, has experience with employment law and understands when you might be eligible for damages from a repetitive motion injury.

Repetitive Use Injuries Are More Common Than You Might Think

While many aches and pains in life are often attributed to simply growing older or changes in lifestyle or activity, this presumption may cause you to overlook how common repetitive use injuries truly are. As explored by Medical News Today, repetitive motion injury or repetitive strain injury is caused by manual labor, office work, as well as the use of modern technological devices. Whether you’re using a keyboard, a Blackberry, or a PlayStation, you may experience a repetitive motion injury on the job.

When you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. To consider the unique facts and circumstances related to your issue, reaching out to a personal injury attorney with an employment law practice like Luschas, Naparsteck, and Crane can help improve your chances of recovering your damages.

The Terms Used for Repetitive Use Injuries Are Changing

The CDC notes that the United States Department of Labor, in addition to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), uses the term “musculoskeletal disorders,” or MSDs, to describe the negative health effects of repetitive motion to the musculoskeletal system. When MSD-related injuries are considered work-related, the U.S. Department of Labor and the NIOSH calls the issue a “work-related musculoskeletal disorder,” or WMSDs. Another term that has often been used in various areas is that of “repetitive stress injuries,” or RSIs, repetitive stress disorders, or CTDs, cumulative trauma disorders, or simply overuse syndrome.

However the condition is defined or labeled, a repetitive motion injury is an injury, and you may be entitled to damages. To keep pace with the changes in the law and legislation concerning repetitive use injuries, alongside the new terms that might be used in your workplace, contact an employment law attorney today.

An Employment Attorney Can Help Now With Your Repetitive Motion Injury

If you think you might have developed a repetitive motion injury on the job, reach out to us to schedule a consultation to explore your options.

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What is a repetitive motion injury?

Damage to your muscles, tendons, or joints from repetitive motions.

Can I be compensated?

Yes, a repetitive motion injury is an injury, and you may be entitled to damages.

What is the motion is a part of the job?

Even if a part of the job, should an injury result, you may be able to recover for the injury.

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