When most people think about a workplace accident, the first thing that comes to mind is a slip and fall, something falling from a distance, or an equipment malfunction. While these can all lead to injuries, there are other risks to keep in mind.
Repetitive stress injuries do not happen suddenly. Instead, this is a type of injury that occurs over time. One day after the next, thanks to the same action, muscles and tendons begin to wear down. At some point, the person is faced with an injury that can be debilitating.
Here are some of the most common types of repetitive stress injuries: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, back injuries, knee injuries, and shoulder injuries.
The worst part of repetitive stress injuries is that you may not realize you are doing something that harms your body. You think that everything is okay, but over time a particular body part, such as your wrists, begins to bother you. Soon enough, you are unable to function as you once did.
Do you find yourself unable to work as the result of a repetitive stress injury? If so, it is important to realize that you have legal rights. The only problem is that it can be difficult to demonstrate that the injury occurred over time, as the result of your employment.
If you find yourself in this position, contact us for assistance. We know how to help people who are suffering from repetitive stress injuries. You can read our website and blog to learn more. From there, contact us online or via phone to discuss your particular case.