Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive Stress Injuries And Workers’ Compensation
Repetitive stress injuries—also known as repetitive strain injuries—involve conditions that arise from placing excessive stress on a joint. A repetitive stress injury results when the same or similar actions are performed again and again. Stress to a joint pulls on surrounding tissues, including tendons, muscles, and bursae. The repetitive nature of the action means that an important part of the anatomy has insufficient time to recover until the affected area swells and becomes painful.
The most frequent repetitive stress injuries are tendinitis and bursitis. Tendinitis is a condition where the tendon or surrounding sheath becomes highly inflamed. Bursitis is inflammation occurring in the bursa.
Particular types of repetitive stress injuries accompany certain actions: these include bicipital tendinitis (often from scrubbing motions), tennis elbow from bending the wrist backward (as when using a paintbrush), golfer’s elbow from bending the wrist forward (when pulling ropes, for instance), and de Quervain’s tendosynovitis (from cumulative pinching or twisting of the wrist).
If you have a repetitive stress injury related to tasks performed at work, contact a workers’ comp attorney at Emery | Reddy, PLLC for a free consultation and thorough investigation of your case.
We understand that many families depend on the income of an injured worker, and our workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to winning the benefits and compensation you deserve.
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- Current and ongoing medical costs
- Lost wages and lost potential income
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life from a permanent injury, disability, or other factors
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