Repetitive Strain Injuries
With very few exceptions, one of the primary complaints among workers is the repetitiveness of most jobs. As jobs become increasingly specialized, more and more employees find themselves performing the same basic tasks every day. While this may be somewhat unavoidable, the physical realities that accompany this can be downright destructive.
Repetitive strain injuries can creep up with limited or no warning, and may leave a worker unable to accomplish necessary tasks for a prolonged period of time. If your job-related repetitive strain injury has required you to obtain medical attention, then we can help you to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., at 910-488-1600.
Three Common Threats
Three commonly threatening repetitive strain injuries that can affect workers in all modes of employment include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
The severity of a repetitive strain injury depends on many different factors, including: the physical demands of each iteration of the physical movement; the number and concentration of repetitions of the task; and the presence of training, equipment, or employment practices designed to counter the harmful effects.
A severe repetitive stress injury can lead to missed work, lasting pain, and potentially even surgical procedures to correct the problem. Employers should provide the training and safety equipment necessary to avoid these painful injuries.
Though you are supposed to have access to workers’ compensation benefits with minimal hassle, employers and insurance companies can interfere with that process. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., at 910-488-1600 if you have developed a repetitive strain injury on the job.