Forty-nine out of 50 states require employers in the private sector to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover the financial losses caused by workplace accidents. When an employee sustains one or more injuries as the result of a workplace accident, the employee must follow certain steps to file a claim for compensation. The most common types of workers’ comp cases involve slip and falls, prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals, and falls from elevated heights such as a roof or ladder. These types of accidents unfold suddenly and unexpectedly to produce a wide variety of serious injuries like whiplash and head trauma.
One type of common injury that develops in the workplace takes months, if not years to show signs of the injury. Can repetitive motion cause an injury? The answer is yes, but the extent of the injury depends on the type of repetitive motion and how long you performed the repetitive motion. For example, working as a receptionist for several years can lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which represents a highly painful type of repetitive motion injury. Unlike other types of workplace injuries, proving your job caused a repetitive motion injury can be difficult to do.
That is if you do not seek legal support before you file a workers’ compensation claim for a repetitive motion injury. An experienced workers’ comp attorney who has handled repetitive motion injury claims can help you gather and organize the persuasive evidence you need to get a claim approved for financial assistance. One of the most difficult challenges of getting a workers’ compensation claim approved for a repetitive motion injury is the lack of witness accounts. Because a repetitive motion injury can take years to develop, witnesses can be hard to track down, much less provide any helpful information that strengthens your claim.
Since 1988, the workers’ compensation lawyers at Morgan and Morgan have helped hundreds of clients receive approval for claims that cover a wide variety of incidents. Our legal expertise includes filing workers’ comp claims for repetitive motion injuries and gaining approval for the claims from employer insurance companies. We recommend healthcare providers, as well as ensure you receive compensation for every medical bill associated with diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating your repetitive motion injury.
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