Skilled Workers’ Comp Lawyers Protect the Rights of NJ Employees Suffering from Repetitive Motion Injuries
You go to work to earn a living and support your family. While some jobs are more physically demanding than others, any work that causes pain can make daily duties unbearable.
If you or someone you know is suffering from a repetitive stress injury, you may be entitled to NJ Workers’ Compensation benefits. Call the compassionate workers’ comp lawyers at Shebell & Shebell. We will help you obtain the benefits you deserve to cover medical treatment, replacement pay and more.
What is a Repetitive Motion Injury?
The most common type of repetitive motion or repetitive stress injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. The ailments are most often suffered by people whose jobs require them to make the same motion over and over again. Employees who use computers, work in assembly lines, or use construction tools all day, can suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, which is felt in the wrist and hand.
The condition affects the median nerve of the wrist, causing pain, numbness, and weakness. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause permanent nerve and muscle damage if it is left untreated. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common repetitive motion injury.
Who is Most at Risk for Repetitive Stress Injury?
If your job requires you to perform the same motion repeatedly throughout the day, such as typing or sewing, you may begin to experience numbness or tingling or severe pain in your hands, wrists, fingers and arms. The pain can shoot up into your shoulder, down your back. Stress injuries can be incredibly debilitating, preventing you from performing your daily work routine and seriously impacting your quality of life.
People who work in certain jobs are particularly susceptible to repetitive stress injuries, including:
- Computer workers
- Assembly line workers
- Construction Workers
- Manufacturing employees
- Chicken pluckers
Many Other Injuries Can Sideline Workers, As Well
In addition to carpal tunnel syndrome, there are many other repetitive stress injuries that can occur at work and would qualify you for workers’ compensation benefits. These injuries include:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- De Quervain’s syndrome
- Ulnar nerve entrapment
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