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New York Repetitive Stress Injuries Lawyer

Over time, repetitive actions can lead to an injury. They often start small and become more of a problem the longer you have to continue performing that action. A common repetitive injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, but there is a wide variety of actions that can potentially result in pain.

If you believe you have obtained a repetitive stress injury, our experienced team of lawyers at Shulman & Hill will be able to help. We can guide you through the entire claim process, helping ensure you receive the compensation you may be entitled to.

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Repetitive Stress Injuries: Definition

A number of jobs require repeating the same actions on a daily basis. This can lead to you developing one or more injuries over a long period of time. The first example that may come to mind for most is carpal tunnel, which is a wrist injury caused by pressure on the median nerve.

There are many different types of repetitive stress injuries, including tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), tendinitis, or cysts. They can start out as barely noticeable discomfort, but progress as time passes. Injuries can have a major impact on the quality of your life, especially if you need to continue performing that same motion at work. Without medical attention or a change of career or lifestyle, the repetitive stress injury can continue to get worse.

How Small Work Injuries May Grow

Small injuries caused by repetitive motion are going to put more strain on your body as time goes by. You may need to take time off work to heal or, in more extreme cases, require medical assistance or surgery.

Repetitive stress injuries are caused by physical wear and tear to your body, therefore you are at risk of developing one if you follow the same movement pattern on a daily basis.

If you were diagnosed with a work-related repetitive stress injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages and medical treatment. One of our workers’ compensation lawyers can review your case for free to help determine if this may be the case.

Examples of Repetitive Stress Injury

Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries vary and can include aches and pains in your wrists, hands, neck, back, and limbs. This is due to the strain caused to your ligaments, spinal disks, or nerves, which can leave a lingering pain that is hard to go unnoticed.

You are at risk of developing a repetitive stress injury, no matter what field you work in. If your job requires you to perform the following repetitive actions, you may develop an overuse injury in the long run:

  • Frequent typing and mouse use
  • Stocking inventory manually
  • Digging or landscaping
  • Movements unnatural to the body, such as awkward reaching or crouched positions
  • Power tool or machinery use
  • Lifting heavy objects or people
  • Standing for long periods of time

While the actions above are common, they are not all of the potential movements that can lead to you developing a repetitive stress injury. If you do not see yours listed, but believe you may have a case, contact Shulman & Hill for help.

Who is at Risk for a Repetitive Stress Injury in New York?

There are risks of accidents happening in any field of work, especially in busy states like New York. However, if you frequently work with incorrect posture, do not use the right techniques while performing your job duties, or overuse your joints and muscles, you may be at a higher risk of injury.

Those who work a stressful job or stay seated in front of a computer for several hours a day may have a higher chance of developing a repetitive stress injury. Sleep-deprived individuals are also more likely to develop overuse injuries.

Signs of a Repetitive Stress Injury

Each injury will have its own symptoms, and it is important to keep an eye out for signs, as the damage will only continue to get worse. While the pain starts small, it will become hard to ignore over time.

  • Weakness
  • Sensitive joints
  • Numbness, heaviness, or a tingling feeling in the limbs
  • Clumsiness
  • Overly cold hands
  • Having to use your non-dominant hand more often to avoid pain

Once you notice any symptoms, it is best to reduce the number of times you make the repetitive motion or, if possible, stop it entirely. Taking breaks, practicing stretching exercises, wearing braces, and applying ice can be helpful temporarily.

After a Repetitive Stress Injury in New York

If you believe that you are developing a serious injury from repetitive stress at work, seek medical attention right away. While you may not be able to return to work right away, the primary goal is to recover or prevent a serious injury.

Splints, physical therapy, and even surgery may be required going forward. Be sure to discuss long-term recovery with your healthcare provider to know what to expect. After this is determined, the information can be used when filing a claim for compensation. You may potentially recover your current and future medical bills.

Once you have seen a doctor, contact one of our lawyers at Shulman & Hill. You are possibly entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and our skilled attorneys can walk you through the process and help you collect the evidence needed to create a case. Our team at Shulman & Hill has a lot of experience in recovering compensation for our clients, especially when it comes to repetitive stress injury claims.

Your aim should be recovering and returning back to full health. In the meantime, our attorneys can help you get the compensation you may be entitled to, as well as negotiate on your behalf and assist with all paperwork related to your claim.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Our team is made up of experienced lawyers and legal staff who know how to guide clients successfully through the workers’ compensation process. We can help you recover your losses and ensure you receive fair compensation. Contact us today for a free case review to learn more.

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