Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive Strain Injury Lawyers in Quincy

Dedicated Legal Guidance for Injured Massachusetts Workers

Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are some of the most common types of on-the-job injuries, affecting a wide variety or workers across a range of industries. Also known as “overexertion” or “overuse” injuries, RSIs can also affect various parts of the body, depending on the type of movement. They can be debilitating in nature, causing discomfort, pain, aching, weakness, numbness, and a tingling sensation, all of which may make it difficult to carry out your normal work duties.

Luckily, if your repetitive strain injury resulted from work-related tasks, you may be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits. These claims can be complex and difficult to prove, as you will need to show that your injury was, in fact, a result of your employment. It’s important that you speak to a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights and options.

Contact Powers & Caccavale online or call (617) 379-0016 for a free consultation with one of our Quincy repetitive strain injury attorneys.

What Are Repetitive Strain Injuries?

In the most general terms, repetitive strain injuries are any injuries caused by overusing or overexerting a certain part of the body. RSIs can also be caused by remaining in one position for an extended period of time or by strong exertions. Typically, these injuries happen over time, rather than as a result of a single traumatic event.

RSIs can affect different parts of the body. Some of the most commonly affected areas include:

Examples of Common Repetitive Strain Injuries

A variety of conditions fall under the umbrella of repetitive strain injuries. The most commonly known, carpal tunnel syndrome, is often connected with extensive technology and computer usage in the modern workplace. However, this is far from the only type of RSI suffered by workers.

In addition to carpal tunnel syndrome, examples of RSIs include:

  • Tendinosis/tendinitis
  • De Quervain syndrome
  • Lateral epicondylitis (“tennis elbow”)
  • Medial epicondylitis (“golfer’s elbow”)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial tunnel syndrome

This list is by no means exhaustive; any injury caused by repeated and/or extended motion or use can be classified as a repetitive strain injury. Extreme temperatures (primarily very cold temperatures), as well as certain psychosocial factors have also been shown to lead to RSIs.

Available Workers’ Comp Benefits for Victims of Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injuries are common in the workplace. Think of the office worker who sits at a desk, typing for 8 hours or a factory worker who spends 10 hours or more on the line, repeating similar motions. Like any other type of work-related injury, repetitive strain injuries incurred on the job are covered by workers’ compensation. You do not need to show that your employer or any other party was negligent; you simply need to prove that your RSI was a result of your employment duties.

Depending on the circumstances involved, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:

  • Your medical expenses
  • Any lost wages/income from time taken off work due to your injuries
  • Physical therapy and other forms of treatment
  • Any additional out-of-pocket expenses

Discuss Your Case with Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you should not assume that it will be easy to recover these benefits. Your employer’s insurance provider will likely try to limit the amount of money they have to pay you. Repetitive strain injuries can be particularly hard to prove, as they are not always as immediately obvious as other types of work-related injuries.

It’s important that you work with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you work to recover the maximum compensation you are owed. At Powers & Caccavale, our Quincy repetitive strain injury lawyers have over 35 years of experience, including past experience working on the insurance side. We understand how these companies work—and we know how to fight back against their unjust tactics.

To learn more about how we can assist you with your workers’ comp claim, call our office at (617) 379-0016 or submit an online contact form.

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