REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES
New Jersey Work-Related Injury Attorney
Personal injury law is finally catching up with what we call repetitive stress injuries, sometimes called repetitive strain injuries. These develop over a long period of time as a result of repetitive motion that affects adjacent muscles and joints in a very negative way. They are every bit as serious as a more immediate accident in the workplace similarly require compensation for treatment.
If you’ve been affected by a repetitive stress injury accrued from motions made for your occupation, call our New Jersey personal injury firm today to seek the compensation you need.
Symptoms and Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries
As the name suggests, these injuries are caused by repetitive motions, prolonged, high-intensity activity without a break, and bad postures or working in an awkward position. As they occur, it may be easy to dismiss them as soreness, but it’s important to know the signs and give it the attention it deserves.
The following are symptoms of a repetitive stress injury, usually in the upper body:
- Pain or tenderness
- Stiffness in the joints
- Frequent cramps
- Sudden weakness
- A throbbing sensation
- Tinging or numbness
These can occur from using a jackhammer, working on machinery in a mill, on an assembly line, and even the continuous typing on a computer. Your employer has a responsibility to train you on the proper ways to avoid repetitive stress injury and to stop their progression once they occur.
Receiving Compensation for Your Injury
Our firm can help you address your employer and demand the financial ability to treat and compensate your pain from the injury. This can include proper rehabilitation, weekly compensation, payment for time missed from work for the injury, and pain and suffering. Let us help you take the right preventative steps before the condition worsens or becomes a disability.