Workers’ Comp Injuries Caused by Repetitive Stress
There is not always an accident or a specific on-the-job event you can point to. Workers compensation also covers carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injury claims that result from a cumulative toll on that part of the body.
The challenge of these claims is proving that your disability is work-related. The law firm of Louis P. Lombardi II Law, LLC has a high success rate on behalf of workers in the Montgomery and Bucks County areas with cumulative trauma injuries. Call our highly experienced lawyers before filing a claim — or if you have been turned down.
Carpal Tunnel and Repetitive Stress Claims
The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system recognizes overuse injuries in joints and extremities, characterized by pain, numbness, inflammation, weakness or partial paralysis. The most common claims are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (wrists)
- Tennis elbow and other tendonitis
- Rotator cuff injury (shoulders)
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and chronic pain syndromes
- Back injuries from repeated bending, twisting or lifting
- Aggravation of a prior repetitive stress injury
These injuries result from repeated motions that cause tissue tears and nerve damage over time. Even if you were not at work when you first experienced symptoms, you can still bring a claim. It is critical to inform your employer as soon as possible, see a doctor and call an attorney.
Don’t Put It Off
Continued use or inadequate treatment can lead to permanent damage. You do have the right to see a medical specialist who handles carpal tunnel, RSD or cumulative trauma cases. Our law firm will take action if your employer tells you otherwise or the company’s insurance carrier refuses to cover treatment. We work closely with your doctors to document the degree of disability and prove the connection to your work duties.
Experienced Representation in Overuse Injury Claims
Injury Attorney Louis P. Lombardi has represented injured workers for 30 years in the Montgomery and Bucks County areas, the Delaware and Chester County areas, and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. He also brings valuable insights from the 10 years he spent as an insurance defense lawyer.
We can explain and enforce your rights to get proper treatment and give your body time to heal. Contact us today for a free initial consultation about your carpal tunnel or repetitive stress injury.