Some Injuries Build Over Time
Unlike the sudden injuries caused by traumatic accidents on the job, injuries caused by repetitive stress are more subtle, sometimes invisible, and often harder to prove. These injuries, called repetitive stress injuries, are also covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
Common Repetitive Stress Injuries
Anytime a worker repeats a motion over and over again for long periods of time, there is a possibility that worker could start to experience repetitive strain that can cause damage and sometimes disability. These repeated motions can be anything from bending over to pick up boxes in a warehouse for years to repetitive assembly of a product over the course of a day. Some typical repetitive stress injuries include:
- Tendon tears
- Cartilage tears
- Back or neck injuries
- Accelerated joint degeneration
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Eye strain
Denied Claims For Nagging Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries can be persistent and difficult to treat. Sometimes it can also be challenging to prove that the injury resulted from a work-related activity. This is why it is important to enlist the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can assist you if your claim has been denied.
At Siedow & Jackson, SC, in Eau Claire, we have more than 35 years of experience helping Wisconsin workers secure compensation for injuries suffered on the job. We know the system, and we are ready to help you with your claim, too.
Don’t Suffer In Silence
The workers’ compensation insurance program exists for a reason: to help you when you’re injured on the job. Sometimes workers’ compensation is the only way by which you can secure adequate compensation to help you recover, get back to work or stay afloat financially while you retrain for work.