Brooklyn Repetitive Stress Injuries Lawyer

In areas like Brooklyn, residents tend to work a lot. Whether you work in an office or in construction, chances are your job requires you to repeat the same movements over and over each day. While these motions may seem harmless, they can cause injuries long-term. It is likely that you will not notice the injuries until they build up over time.

The first thought that comes to mind for most when they hear “repetitive motion pain” is carpal tunnel syndrome. While this is indeed one of the most common injuries of this type, there are countless occupations that put workers in a potentially dangerous situation. This can lead employees to experience severe pain and issues in the future. From hospital workers lifting patients to baggage handlers lugging around heavy bags, there are numerous positions in which a repetitive stress injury can be a problem.

Small Injuries Can Turn Into Big Problems

For many people, the narrative is similar. They start a job and after a few weeks, they start to notice aches and pains they did not experience before. Over time, these repeated injuries can build up and lead to more severe problems.

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) make up more than 100 different types of injuries that are caused by repeating the same motion. Wear and tear of the body can lead to this cumulative condition. If you have or currently are experiencing this, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your damages under the Workers’ Compensation law.

What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

A large number of jobs require you to perform a particular duty, which means making the same or similar motions day in and day out. These repetitive motions can eventually create smaller less noticeable injuries over time. Eventually, these injuries build up and create symptoms that are painful or debilitating.

People with jobs such as garbage collectors, taxi drivers, hospital workers, office workers, even mail carriers, and police can end up with injuries that can result from repeated stressful movements.

Common Injuries

There are many types of repetitive stress injuries with varying levels of severity. The pain and discomfort level can be different from person to person. Some of these problems and conditions include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Most common in jobs that require employees to use a joystick or computers, carpal tunnel is characterized by numbness, aches, tingling, and weakness in the fingers or hands. Carpal tunnel is caused by nerve damage in the wrist.
  • Irritation and Inflammation of a Bursa. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions a joint. Injuries can be caused by carrying heavy items, reaching overhead, and overusing joints.
  • Tearing and Irritation of the Tendons. This occurs when your tendons are sore, torn, and irritated. Tearing and irritation can be due to overuse or overstretching of your muscles.
  • Stress Fractures. Running, walking, jumping, and other rhythmic action over time can lead to minute bone cracks.
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome. When the cartilage of the kneecap weakens after repeated climbing, kneeling, or climbing.
  • Tennis Elbow. Caused by overuse and strain on the joint, epicondylitis causes pain and swelling to the elbow.

Diagnosing a Repetitive Stress Injury

One of the issues with diagnosing an RSI is that the symptoms build over time and can be barely noticeable initially. Many people write off their symptoms as other issues, or just simply being sore and tired. It is important that you take early warning signs seriously. The slow build of symptoms can take you from fully functional one day to unable to work a few weeks later.

You may be suffering from and RSI if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Clumsiness,
  • Coldness in the hands that will not go away,
  • Feeling like your joints or hands are dead weight,
  • Lack of endurance,
  • Tingling or numbness,
  • Hypersensitivity,
  • Adopting awkward posture so things are more comfortable,
  • The use of your non-dominant hand to avoid any pain in your dominant hand.

Who Is At Risk?

When you look at what can cause a repetitive stress injury, you realize the factors that lead to the injuries are present in nearly every occupation. In urban areas like Brooklyn, people tend to overwork.

These two factors together lead to poor posture, improper technique, and overuse of the muscle or joint. While these risk factors certainly exist in most jobs, there are some additional variables that can determine if the worker is more susceptible or at an elevated risk for injuries.

Workers may find that they are more likely to experience symptoms of a repetitive stress injury if they work in a high-stress job or location, use a computer for several hours each day, do not get adequate sleep, develop loose joints, or lead a mostly sedentary lifestyle.

A Brooklyn repetitive stress injuries lawyer can help you determine what your options are if you are at risk of developing an RSI. They can guide you through the claims process and help with paperwork.

Steps You Can Take

If you have noticed that you might be experiencing symptoms of a repetitive stress injury from doing the same tasks and motions over and over at work, you might be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. If you feel you may meet the requirements for filing a claim, you should reach out to an experienced and qualified workers’ compensation law firm like Shulman & Hill.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complex and frustrating to the unfamiliar, but by working with an experienced attorney, you will have access to a wealth of legal knowledge surrounding the claims process.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

When you are filing a workers’ compensation claim, the insurer will possibly try to minimize or completely deny your claim. When you hire an attorney, they can negotiate on your behalf. The lawyers at Shulman & Hill will make sure you receive the true amount you deserve to cover all of your losses. We will fight for you and your fair compensation every step of the way. If a reasonable settlement is not available, our attorneys are prepared to represent you in court. Contact us today to learn more.

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