Many employees complain of repetitive stress injuries or disorders (RSD). RSD’s are prevalent among many types of professions, and certainly not limited to just the more laborious types of work. With many more employees sitting at desks and using computers as part of their job, keyboard motions can contribute to pain in the joints and muscles particularly in the wrists, elbows, and shoulders. A repetitive stress injury can occur when an employee performs the same movements over and over again, such as clicking the mouse and returning to typing. It may also include actions repeated while working in retail, such as scanning items at a checkout stand, or working on an assembly line. A repetitive stress injury will often develop gradually, so many workers do not seek diagnosis or treatment until the condition has already taken root. Left untreated, these types of conditions can become incredibly painful and debilitating and inhibit workers’ ability to perform even routine tasks like brushing their hair, much less their job duties.
While office workers and those who regularly use a computer such as writers and are at risk for developing repetitive stress injuries, they are not the only ones who are susceptible. Some of the other types of employees who often sustain RSIs include the following:
Orlando R Murillo P.A. represents those who have developed injuries over the course of months or years of work. Workers’ compensation does not just apply to those who slip or fall at work. It also provides benefits for those who are hurt due to repetitive motions or extended exposure. Workers often suffer damage to their muscles, their back, their ears and other body systems over the course of their employment. Damage can even develop due to bending or working in awkward physical positions. If you have damage due to a repetitive motion or long-term exposure, our law firm can help you. We have experience in dealing with cases brought on due to a repetitive stress injury and can help you determine if you have a case to present.
Our bodies are not designed for factory work or office jobs. Repeating the same motions over and over can wear down our bodies, even when there is no heavy lifting involved. In fact, an activity as basic as typing can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. This hand and wrist injury is a common reason for extended absences from work. Attorney Murillo has successfully helped injured workers get benefits from their employer for many types of work injuries.
In addition to injuries due to long-term repetition, some injuries are caused by long-term exposure. Workers may experience hearing loss due to exposure to sound. A variety of injuries are possible from repeated exposure to machinery vibrations. Some workers have even been able to collect workers’ compensation after a heart attack. Our law firm will be able to help you through the process of applying for workers’ compensation and appealing if your claim is denied
Some of the most common types of exposure and repetitive stress injuries are:
Attorney Murillo represents clients who have suffered a repetitive stress injury of any type, including damage to the hands, arms, wrist or neck.
If you developed a repetitive stress injury or other condition related to your job, you should qualify for benefits. Though, it is not always that easy or straightforward. Many workers benefit from hiring a lawyer to help them navigate the workers’ compensation claims process and handle any obstacles that may arise along the way, like challenges to the severity of the injury or whether or not it is work-related. Our Miami attorney can make sure you have enough evidence to prove your claim and secure the benefits you need.