Repetitive Stress Injuries
New York Repetitive Stress Injuries at Work Can Be Gradual, But Devastating
New Yorkers in every industry are vulnerable to suffering repetitive stress injuries (RSI), or continuous motion injuries. Some employees, and bosses, may think that only office workers or computer data entry workers get repetitive stress pain, but 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, muscle aches, acute back pain, numbness, tingling, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist tendonitis and what is known as “tennis elbow” (which can affect everyone from truckers and tunnel workers to nurses and administrative assistants).
Continuous Motion Pain Victims Need an Aggressive New York Work Injury Lawyer
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 keyboard typing and using a mouse
• Moving heavy objects
• Restaurant line cook
• Maid service and house cleaning
• Landscaping and gardening
• Digging, road work and underground projects
• Stocking warehouse inventory
• Construction site power tools
• Driving a company car, van, bus or train
• Heavy machinery operation
• Moving and stacking boxes
A Workers Compensation Settlement Can Help You Recover From RSI
Without powerful legal representation, it can be hard convincing workers comp insurance companies 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.
Don’t suffer in silence. Call us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. Every conversation is completely confidential and we serve RSI victims in New York, including Westchester, Kings County, Long Island and Staten Island.