Repetitive Motion Injuries
When most people think of workers’ compensation claims, they usually think of an accident such as a worker falling from a scaffold or having a hand caught in machinery. Not all workplace injuries happen in an instant; some develop over time.
Burns & Associates, PLLC understands that these types of injuries can have just as devastating an effect on someone’s ability to work in their chosen profession as injuries that result from accidents. We believe in helping the workers of Mississippi secure the benefits they deserve.
Injuries That Develop Over Time
Many occupations involve repeating the same motions over and over each day. Bending, lifting, drilling and typing are just some of the activities that can lead to the degeneration of the particular muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints or cartilage that are necessary to perform those activities. A lifting injury can be as serious as an accidental injury. Workers’ compensation is designed to help those who have been injured on the job without regard for whether the injury occurred at once or over time.
Repetitive motion injuries can include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Knee injury
- Disc herniation
- Arthritic changes
- Aggravation of preexisting conditions
- Torn rotator cuff
Don’t hesitate to secure effective legal representation because your workplace injury was a gradual onset condition.