Our Attorneys Can Help You Pursue A Workers’ Comp Claim For Repetitive Stress Injuries
When discussing workplace injuries, most people think of injuries related to a single accident. In many cases, this is how workplace injuries originate. However, it is also common for workers to be injured over time due to repetitive actions that put cumulative stress and strain on certain parts of the body. These are known as repetitive stress injuries or repetitive strain injuries (RSI).
If you’ve suffered a work-related RSI, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to prove that your RSI is work-related. Therefore, it’s a good idea to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney like ours at Bahrie Law, PLLC. We have been helping injured Michigan workers claim much-needed benefits for over 40 years. We can help you, too.
Examples Of Cumulative Injuries In The Workplace
Nearly any activity, if done frequently enough, can lead to an RSI. The reason they are so commonly related to work, however, is simply the fact that the job requires them, and workers spend 40 or more hours per week doing them.
The parts of the body most likely to suffer a repetitive stress injury include the hands, arms, wrists, fingers, elbows, shoulders, back and knees. Common examples of health conditions caused by repetitive strain include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lateral epicondylitis (commonly called tennis elbow)
- Shin splints
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Back sprains and strains
RSIs affect workers in nearly all industries, including construction workers, factory and assembly line workers, typists and office workers, warehouse workers, agricultural laborers, musicians and athletes.
Proving Your Injuries Are Work-Related
When you file a workers’ compensation claim for a repetitive stress injury, insurers may push back, alleging that your RSI could have been caused by activities in your personal life. Because your injury wasn’t tied to a single accident, it can be challenging to prove that work caused it.
Thankfully, our skilled attorneys are here to help. We will take all necessary steps to ensure your claim is as strong as it can be. These steps may include carefully documenting your injury and symptoms, seeking medical testimony from doctors and occupational therapists and studying which aspects of your job likely led to the injuries. If your claim is challenged or denied, we are ready to represent you at all necessary levels of appeal.
Don’t Continue To Suffer – Contact Us For The Help You Need
From offices in Lansing and Metro Detroit, our attorneys at Bahrie Law, PLLC, offer skilled representation and personalized attention to clients throughout Michigan. To discuss your legal options in a free initial consultation, you can submit an online contact form or call 888-473-1289.