Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyer in Chicago
Are My Injuries Covered Under Workers' Compensation?
When workers are expected to perform the same tasks day-in and day-out, it is not uncommon for repetitive stress injuries to occur. These injuries are caused by repetitive movements, which may include lifting heavy objects, typing on a computer, or working in an assembly line. Repetitive strain on one part of the body can cause damage to soft tissues, such as muscles, nerves, tendons or ligaments.
Some of the most common repetitive stress injuries include:
- Spine injuries and back injuries
- Tendinitis and bursitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hearing or vision loss
- Nerve compression
Although these injuries are not caused by a single workplace accident-but rather over time-repetitive stress injuries are still covered under workers' compensation. This means that you can seek medical benefits to cover the cost of diagnosing and treating your injury. You may also be entitled to disability benefits if your injury has temporarily or permanently prevented you from returning to work.
Common Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries are not specific to one particular industry; they affect people in all lines of work. However, those who are expected to work in fixed positions or complete a single task for long periods of time have the highest risk of suffering a repetitive use injury. This can include drivers, massage therapists, mechanics, office workers, musicians, construction workers, and more.
Repetitive use injuries can be attributed to several causes, including:
- Completing repetitive tasks
- Constantly gripping or pressing
- Repeatedly bending up and down
- Continuously typing on a computer
- Maintaining awkward positions
- Lifting heavy objects or boxes
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If you have suffered a repetitive stress injury as a result of your job, we encourage you to learn more about your options for compensation. When you contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer at Morici, Longo & Associates, we will review your case for free. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you won't be expected to pay any up-front or out-of-pocket fees when you retain our services.