NY Workers Comp Attorneys Helping Victims of Repetitive Stress Injuries in New York City, Shirley, Riverhead, Ronkonkoma, and Garden City
You have performed the same tasks over and over in your job without any problems. One day you notice debilitating symptoms that seem to have appeared gradually or may have occurred all at once. At first, you may not even have associated the pain and discomfort with your job. For this reason, repetitive stress injuries can be difficult to diagnose and are often challenged by employers and their workers’ compensation insurance companies. Fortunately, a knowledgeable team of workers’ compensation attorneys can help.
Turley Redmond & Rosasco encounters this scenario regularly and has the experience and skills to prove your claim. We help you document your injuries and guide you through the process of recovery. We assertively fight denials and delays in your application to recover the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive.
What Is a Repetitive Stress Injury?
Repetitive stress injuries are caused by repeated performance of an awkward movement over time. Often called overuse injury, the repetitive motion damages muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves in the affected area. Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries range from discomfort and mild pain to severe pain and permanent disability. Common symptoms include:
- Shooting, throbbing or dull pain
- Tightness and immobility
- Numbness and tingling
- Weakness in the affected area
Work-Related Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injury may result from any repetitive motion you make over a period of time and can happen to any of your moveable joints. The most common workplace injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome — Typing and other precision tasks commonly result in injuries to the wrists, hands and fingers. Carpel tunnel syndrome regularly arises in office and manufacturing settings.
- Trigger finger — This thumb injury is common in law enforcement jobs, but may also arise from constant texting or other use of electronic devices.
- Tennis elbow — Associated with golfing and tennis, injury to the elbow may also occur in jobs requiring repeated swinging and throwing motions.
- Shoulder injury — Lifting and swinging can put wear and tear on the delicate shoulder joint, which can damage the rotator cuff and surrounding tissues.
- Neck injury — Remaining hunched over for long periods of time can strain the soft tissue and nerves in your neck and shoulders.
- Knee injury — Repeated squatting to move and lift objects or to perform tasks low to the ground can damage the knees. Repetitive knee injuries are common in construction, housekeeping, landscaping and moving jobs.
Repetitive stress injuries often require rest that puts you out of work for a while. If your injury is severe, you may never be able to return to your former duties or you may need surgical or pharmaceutical treatment. A workers’ compensation attorney at our firm can help you get the benefits you need to recover your health and financial stability.
Recover Benefits for Your Repetitive Stress Injury With the Help of Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Recovering benefits for repetitive stress injuries is one of the most complex workers’ compensation claims. Learn what you need to do to recover compensation with the help of Turley Redmond & Rosasco. Call 800-671-4927 or contact us online to speak with our workers’ compensation attorneys. Your first consultation is free. We serve the areas of New York City, Shirley, Riverhead, Ronkonkoma, and Garden City.