When you have a repetitive motion injury from your job, you may be wondering what a New York workers’ compensation lawyer can do for you. Unfortunately, many people associate workers’ compensation with obvious, sudden injuries, like pulling a muscle in your back or slipping and falling at work. Because of this, many of our clients don’t realize that it is possible to get workers’ compensation for their repetitive motion injuries. If you are suffering from a repetitive motion injury that you got while working on the job and want to see if workers’ compensation will cover the costs of your recovery, please give our office a call. Our attorney would like to help you.
More Information On Repetitive Motion Injuries
A repetitive motion injury (also known as a repetitive stress injury) occurs when a person utilizes the same muscles repeatedly. Our workers’ comp attorney in NY shares some of the most common repetitive motion injuries you may have heard of are:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Many people suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome after working the same type of job for many years. Especially if you work at a computer and must type frequently, you will likely be more at risk for this. When there is swelling in your wrist, it can put pressure on your nerves and cause pain and numbness.
- Tennis Elbow. Although many people get tennis elbow from playing tennis, you do not need to play the sport to get it. Our workers’ compensation attorneys in NY have seen this kind of repetitive motion injury to be extremely painful and can lead to permanent muscle damage if not treated.
- Tendinitis. Tendinitis happens when your tendons become inflamed and can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort in the area where your tendon meets the muscle.
These are just a few of the more common types of repetitive motion injuries. We know that you may be wondering if you can get workers’ compensation benefits if you got one of these injuries from doing your work. Our attorney wants to assure you that we will help you with your workers’ compensation claim. We will need to prove that your repetitive motion injury occurred because of the work you do daily and that it is directly related to your job. Like a typical workers’ compensation claim, you will need to notify your supervisor and seek help from a doctor for your injury.
It is important to get your injury documented by a medical professional — their opinion will be needed to prove your case; your doctor should be able to tell you if you have carpal tunnel syndrome from typing too much on the computer, as an example. Once your injury as been proven as work-related, your supervisor should be notified so that you can start the workers’ compensation claim process with your company. At the same time it is advisable that you contact a lawyer to guide you through the process and ensure you receive fair compensation.
For more information on repetitive motion injuries and workers’ compensation claims, please reach out to our workers’ compensation attorney in New York now; reach out to Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. to get started.