Massachusetts workplace injuries happen in a variety of forms. Repetitive stress injuries are among the most prevalent forms of workplace injuries. Due to the growing use of technology in the workplace, repetitive stress injuries are accounting for a higher percentage of workplace injuries than ever before.
While workplace injuries and workers' compensation are sometimes linked with life-altering injuries, many work-related ailments develop over time. Strain injuries, also known as stress injuries or repetitive motion injuries, can happen to everyone. If you can show that your work obligations caused your injuries, you may be eligible to get workers' compensation payments.
We realize the worry and suffering that a repetitive strain injury may cause you and your family, and we are ready to advocate on your behalf. Contact a lawyer at Bellotti Law Group P.C. to help you today.Are Repetitive Stress Injuries Harmful?
When someone overuses specific body parts in the same motion, repetitive stress injuries develop. Many employers deny that these injuries are work-related, making it difficult for you to obtain the rest and care you need.
Workers in various sorts of jobs are prone to repeating the same actions. Repetitive movements can also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a very painful disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually responds favorably to treatment. You may be inclined to avoid injuries by stretching, taking regular rest breaks, and wearing splints to keep your wrists upright once you've recovered. Your employer can assist you by making changes to your workstation that are more ergonomic.
As your attorneys, our objective at Bellotti Law Group P.C. is to assist you in obtaining all of the benefits and services you require to heal.Our attorneys will assist your doctor in gaining a comprehensive knowledge of the actions you conduct at work that contributed to your injury so that you can acquire the benefits you require.Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Employees with desk jobs are more vulnerable to repetitive stress injuries. Stress injuries can occur when an employee's profession demands them to do repeated actions. These injuries are produced by seemingly innocuous actions that are repeated several times. Some of the most prevalent activities that might result in a repetitive stress injury include:
- Using a PC mouse
- Cash register scanning
- Assembly line
- Tools and devices
- Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful inflammation and swelling of the hands, fingers, and/or wrists caused by overuse, most commonly caused by typing at an uncomfortable angle for too long.
- Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain in the outer area of the elbow and can be caused by repetitive arm motions from mechanics or painters, among other professions.
- Rotator cuff tears can develop if one's job requires a lot of lifting and/or repetitive overhead movements.
- Tendinitis occurs when the sheath surrounding a tendon or the tendon itself becomes inflamed.
- Bursitis is an inflammation characterized by the inflammation of bursae, which act as cushions between tendons and bones throughout the body.
Repetitive stress injuries have different symptoms based on the body area affected and the degree of the damage. These movements can actually produce a repeated stress injury that inflicts significant harm. A repeated stress injury needs immediate medical attention. Otherwise, the problem may develop or become permanent.Available Benefits
You may be qualified for temporary total disability, partial disability, or permanent and total incapacity if you have sustained a severe repetitive stress injury. Workers' compensation benefits are based on several criteria, including your typical weekly wage and the extent of your disability as a result of a working accident. A skilled workplace injury lawyer can examine your repetitive stress injury and advise your eligibility for benefits.
Employees must go through a multi-stage claims process with the Department of Industrial Accidents since the insurers who provide compensation for claims usually dismiss worker's claims (DIA). Consult a Boston repetitive stress injury lawyer for help with this procedure at the Bellotti Law Group P.C.Contact Our Massachusetts Workers Compensation Attorney
Repetitive stress injuries can have a significant impact on a worker's quality of life. If you are suffering from repetitive strain injuries as a result of your employment, you can protect yourself and your future by calling the Bellotti Law Group P.C., a Massachusetts Workers Compensation Attorney.