The following categories of employees also face a higher than average risk of developing a repetitive motion injury:
Of course, the above is not an all-inclusive list. Anyone who stands in the same position or uses a certain body part for hours every day runs the risk of developing repetitive stress injuries. The pain associated with repetitive stress injury can prevent people from working, force them to work only part-time, or make them have to switch their line of work entirely. You are entitled to file for workers’ compensation benefits in New York if you have suffered from repetitive stress injuries of any kind due to the requirements of your job.
Unfortunately, the process of filing for benefits does not always go as smoothly as you would hope as an injured worker who still needs an income. Your employer may deny your claim stating that your repetitive motion injuries occurred in some other way other than performing your job duties or you may run into other problems.
We are an experienced New York Workers compensation repetitive stress injury law firm that can assist you no matter where you are at in your battle for fair compensation and treatment from your employer and its insurance company.
You may hear other names for repetitive stress injuries when you file a claim for workers’ comp. Some of these include motion injuries, cumulative trauma, or repetitive strain injuries. Regardless of the specific name used by your employer’s insurance company, repetitive stress injuries in the workplace can cause a wide range of specific conditions.
The most common New York Workers compensation repetitive stress injury classifications include:
Most repetitive stress injuries have similar symptoms because they stem from inflammation somewhere in the body. Here is a list of some of the most commonly reported symptoms:
People who work in highly stressful jobs, don’t get enough sleep, have loose joints, or who lead a sedentary lifestyle have a greater risk than other workers of developing one of these conditions.
A repetitive stress injury is a legitimate reason to file a workers’ compensation claim in New York. However, it differs from other types of injuries in that it usually develops slowly over time. Injured workers tend to have more difficulty with filing a claim for repetitive stress injuries than other types of injuries because with motion injuries you’re also unlikely to have witnesses to back up your claim. Insurance company agents for workers’ comp claims know that it is difficult to prove and may count on you not fighting back when you receive a denial. This is why it is wise to hire an attorney to help you file an initial application, appeal a denial or reduced benefits, or argue for the right to see the doctor of your choice.
At Terry Katz & Associates, we understand that fighting for your rightful workers’ compensation benefits can be extremely stressful. We want you to know that our experienced New York Workers compensation repetitive stress injury attorneys are here to represent your interests. Please contact our office at 888-488-7459 to request a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys today.