Suffering From A Repetitive Stress Injury?
Not all injuries at work are the result of a sudden accident or incidence of negligence. An injury can also happen if you do the same job every day over the course of months or years. While we often think of work-related injuries as the result of labor-intensive factory work, the fact is that a debilitating injury can happen in any setting where an individual makes the same motions over and over or is exposed to the same elements over time.
Understand The Long-Term Consequences Of A Work-Related Injury
These injuries are called repetitive stress or repetitive motion injuries. Examples include those related to:
- Repetitive tasks, such as lifting items above one’s head, typing and computer manipulation, or assembly line product inspections
- Vibrations, such as those related to heavy machinery or the operation of commercial vehicles
- Sustained awkward positions, such as stooping or slouching for low ceilings or working in an ill-fitting desk
Workers who struggle with these injuries should pursue a workers’ compensation claim to help them address the medical care they need as well as the financial losses they will experience from being unable to work in the vocation they are trained for.
Because repetitive stress injuries happen over time, people often end up working through the pain of the injury as long as possible, subjecting themselves to harmful tasks for longer periods of time. They may end up facing irreversible damage and disabilities by the time they seek help from a workers’ compensation lawyer. I am attorney Randall Steele and I can help you understand your rights to compensation. I have helped many workers get the compensation they need to pay their medical bills and costs and avoid a financial crisis. Contact me and find out how I can help. Your initial call or visit is always free.
Get The Personal Service And Care You Need
At Steele Law Offices, LLC, I help injured workers present powerful and persuasive information during the initial application for workers’ compensation. I will advocate for you and fight back aggressively when the settlements offered are undervalued or denied altogether.
I am attorney Randall P. Steele and I will work with you, personally, through every stage of the process to make sure you get the highest quality, most in-depth representation possible. Contact me at my office in Glen Carbon, Illinois, online or by telephone at 618-288-9591 to arrange your free initial consultation and find out how I can help.