Repetitive Stress Injury
Your job may have caused it or aggravated it.
Although the term “repetitive stress injury” may conjure up thoughts about carpal tunnel syndrome, doctors and occupational therapists know that anyone whose work involves repeated movements can end up with chronic repetitive stress problems. RSI typically involves musculoskeletal pain, affecting ligaments, tendons, spinal discs, nerves and muscles. Symptoms can include stiff swollen joints, acute back pain, muscle aches, numbness, tingling, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist tendonitis and what is commonly called “tennis elbow”.
One-third of all workplace injuries are related to musculoskeletal disorders. These injuries occur most often in the transportation, nursing and manufacturing professions, though it is an occupational disease that workers from numerous professions can develop over time:
- Computer keyboarding/mouse
- Restaurant line cook
- House cleaning/Maid service
- Digging, road work and underground projects
- Nurses lifting patients
- Warehouse/store inventory stocking
- Power tools
- Driving a company car, van, bus or train
- Heavy machinery operation
- Moving & stacking boxes
A workers compensation settlement can help you recover financially from RSI.
Without powerful legal representation, it can be hard convincing the BWC and your employer that your symptoms are not from a preexisting condition and that they are impacting your ability to do your job. When your workstation is not ergonomically correct—whether you work at an office desk, on a factory assembly line or on a construction site—the cumulative effect of making the same motion over and over, for days, weeks, months and years can turn into chronic, debilitating pain. We can help you. Let’s get started.