Repeat Motion Injuries Can Lead To Workers’ Compensation Claims
Not every workplace injury occurs in a sudden and tragic accident. Repeated motions on the job can lead to debilitating injuries that develop over months or years. As the injury progresses, the inflammation, pain and loss of strength can make it difficult for you to continue work. Data entry, typing, stacking or moving boxes, painting, hammering and a variety of other repetitive motions cause damage over time to tendons, ligaments and the structure of joints resulting in repeat motion injuries.
The lawyers at the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle in Lynnfield are devoted to helping injured workers assert their rights to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Because repetitive strain injuries develop over time, employers and insurance companies are reluctant to acknowledge that the injuries are job-related. Our seasoned attorneys are well-versed in analyzing medical records and draw on years of experience to prepare your claim to present a compelling case before the Department of Industrial Accidents.
Symptoms Of Repetitive Stress Disorder
Common symptoms of a repetitive stress disorder include loss of strength, pain, tingling and loss of motion. If you are experiencing the symptoms of a repeat motion injury in your shoulders, neck, back, elbows, wrists, hands or knees, it is important for you to seek medical attention to determine if you are suffering from a repeat motion injury. Common injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Lateral epicondylitis, commonly referred to as tennis elbow
- meniscus tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Labrum tears
- Shoulder impingement
- Degenerative disk disease
When you work with Colonna & Doyle, you are gaining access to seasoned lawyers who take the time to explain your rights and legal options. Employers and insurance providers frequently assert that a repetitive stress injury is based on a pre-existing condition to deny claims. Our attorneys work with a network of medical professionals to build a solid foundation to show that work-related motions either caused or aggravated the injury to help clients recover the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled to receive.
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With offices located in Lynnfield, we serve clients in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. To learn how our attorneys can help you recover, send us an email or call 781-667-2658. We will fight for your rights to workers’ comp and defend your job.