Workers’ Comp Claims For Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress and cumulative trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are extremely common in many industries. The effects of carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress injuries can be long-term and debilitating. Workers may have symptoms such as muscle weakness, pain, numbness, tingling, a cold sensation, and swelling in the fingers, wrist and forearm.
At Miller Cohen, P.L.C., we seek workers’ compensation benefits for people who have suffered repetitive stress injuries on the job. These can be complex cases, but we have the experience to handle challenging workers’ compensation claims. You can rely on us for dedicated, compassionate representation. For a free consultation with a Detroit repetitive stress injury attorney, please call 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021 or contact us online.
Repetitive Stress Injuries Can Cause Disability
Workers who use computers, cash registers and other machinery often suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, which can lead to temporary or permanent disability. If the disability prevents you from doing your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.
Many workers suffer injuries caused by repetitive motions that affect the nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Some of the most common workplace repetitive motions and actions include lifting, bending, carrying, pulling, typing and standing for long periods.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is just one type of repetitive stress injury. Additional injuries can include:
- Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Trigger finger
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff injuries
In addition to repetitive stress injuries, we represent people who have suffered traumatic workplace injuries such as amputations, brain injuries, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, loss of hearing or vision, broken bones and scarring.