When chronic pain develops over time due to manual work that requires you to complete the same motion over and over, it can become difficult, if not impossible, to do your job, complete daily routines and enjoy your life. Work injuries that develop over a period of time are known as repetitive stress injuries, and can be just as debilitating as injuries caused by accidents and one-time traumas. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to adequately describe these injuries, and workers' compensation benefits may be denied even when you have a valid claim.
At Bosch Law Firm, Ltd., we draw on our decades of experience to help clients with work injuries obtain the full amount of benefits to which they are entitled. To schedule a free initial consultation about your case, call 800-355-6503 or 651-243-2877. Based in St. Paul, we serve clients throughout Minnesota.
Specific Injuries Vs. Repetitive Injuries
Specific injuries are what most people think of when they think of work injuries covered under workers' compensation. These injuries are the result of a particular incident or event such as slip and falls, lifting incidents, cuts and crush injuries. Some examples of specific injuries include sprains, strains, contusions, fractures, tears, herniations, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and heart attacks.
However, not all injuries are the result of one specific incident. Repetitive injuries occur as a result of doing your job duties over a period of days, weeks, months or years. Even though they develop differently than specific injuries, they are still covered under workers' compensation laws. Tasks that commonly lead to these injuries include repetitive:
- Machinery operation
These and all other repetitive tasks can wear out muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons and lead to degenerative disk disease, sprains and strains, tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis and many other illnesses and injuries.
Those whose jobs involve significant grasping or wrist flexion, such as hair stylists, mechanics, plumbers, laboratory workers and others who work with handheld tools, commonly have the strongest chance of proving the existence of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Contact A Carpal Tunnel Lawyer Serving Moorhead And All Of Minnesota
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