Some of the most common on-the-job injuries fall under the banner of “repetitive stress injuries.” These injuries result from overuse of a tendon, causing inflammation, pain and swelling. These debilitating injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, and lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
Carpal tunnel results from repetitive motions of the hands, fingers or wrist. The tendons, nerves and arteries that run through the structure formed by bone and ligaments near the wrist eventually become irritated, inflamed and painful.
Tennis elbow results when the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender due to strain or overuse. It is important to realize that although workers are entitled to benefits for injuries sustained directly on the job, aggravation of pre-existing medical conditions may also qualify workers for benefits.
If you have suffered a repetitive motion or continuous trauma injury on the job, it is important to reach out to an attorney to understand to what you may be entitled.
Our California law firm has been working on industrial injury claims exclusively for decades. We are able to quickly and effectively understand how a repetitive strain injury will affect your long-term health, well-being and ability to work. From there we can work to secure all benefits to which you are entitled. We encourage you to get in touch.