Saint Paul Attorneys Help Victims of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers represent those hurt by repetitive motion
The Saint Paul lawyers at Atkinson Law Office represent those who have developed injuries over the course of months or years of work. Workers’ compensation doesn’t 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 knowledgeable and trustworthy attorneys can help.
Understanding repetitive motion injuries
Our bodies aren’t 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. We have successfully helped injured workers get benefits from their employer for many types of work injuries.
Other types of long-term 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 experienced attorneys will help you through the process of applying for workers’ compensation and appealing if your claim is denied.
Common repetitive stress injuries among Saint Paul workers
Some of the most common types of exposure and repetitive stress injuries are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendonitis and tendinosis
- Hearing loss
- Back problems
- De Quervain syndrome
- Tennis elbow
Our attorneys represent clients who have suffered repetitive strain injuries of any type, including damage to the hands, arms, wrist or neck.