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Queens Repetitive Stress Injuries Lawyer

Even if you do not work in a profession that is notoriously dangerous, such as construction, you may still be at risk of getting injured on the job. Any form of repetitive movement such as lifting, bending, or even typing can cause damage to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves over time.

If not treated, repetitive stress injuries may develop into severe, chronic injuries. If you were diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury that was caused by your work tasks, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Shulman & Hill’s workers’ compensation attorneys in Queens for a free legal consultation to learn more.

What is a Repetitive Stress Injury?

A repetitive stress injury is one that is caused by repetitive motion that gradually damages muscles, tendons, and nerves. A common cause is working in a job that requires you to repeat a specific physical task many times throughout the day, such as bending, lifting, or twisting. Examples include lifting patients, using power tools, reaching over your head, window washing, and doing physical labor such as landscaping.

Repetitive stress injuries can also occur in jobs involving seemingly smaller motions every day, such as typing and working on an assembly line. If this sounds like your profession, you may be susceptible to developing a repetitive stress injury.

How to Know If You Have a Repetitive Stress Injury

Repetitive stress injuries manifest through a variety of symptoms. The first indication that you may have been injured is unusual pain in the affected muscle or tendon that does not resolve within a few hours or, at most, days. Other symptoms of a repetitive stress injury could include numbness, tingling, or loss of flexibility or strength.

Examples of repetitive stress injuries include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Ganglion cysts

Such injuries are most often found in the hands, fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. Other areas affected can include your neck, back, hips, knees, feet, legs, and ankles.

If you ever experience any new or unusual pain while you are performing your job, it can be a good idea to get evaluated by a healthcare professional. It is easy to overlook a repetitive stress injury at the beginning of its development.

Repetitive Stress Injuries Statistics

Recent estimates indicate that more than 500 people are hurt on the job every hour in the United States, so this means that nationwide, more than 12,000 people sustain a workplace injury each day. With repetitive stress injuries accounting for roughly one-third of all workplace injuries, thousands of American workers develop repetitive stress injuries every day.

According to official estimates though, some employers underreport workplace injuries. Since 2004, hundreds of companies have been faced with large fines amounting to millions of dollars for hiding on-the-job employee injuries. If you are ever pressured not to file a workers’ compensation claim or if your claim was wrongly denied, contact our Queens workers’ compensation lawyers for assistance.

What You Should Do if You Are Injured While Working in Queens

If you are injured at work, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Report your injury to your employer as soon as possible
  • Obtain necessary medical treatment and keep all recommended appointments
  • Gather any paperwork related to your workplace injury: This includes bills for medical treatment, copies of communication with your employer regarding your injury, and more

After you have received any necessary immediate medical attention, contact our Queens repetitive stress injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill. We can help you navigate the process of obtaining the benefits you may be entitled to, as well as assist with all relevant paperwork.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Queens Repetitive Stress Injuries

If you develop a repetitive stress injury caused by any of your work tasks and responsibilities, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ compensation benefits can help you cover the following types of financial losses related to your injury:

  • Relevant healthcare costs: Including medical bills for diagnosis and treatment, radiological testing (x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, etc.), surgery, visits to the doctor, medications, physical therapy, and other rehabilitative care
  • Lost wages: If you miss work while you are injured and have to undergo long-term treatment or surgery, you may be eligible for compensation

Contact the Shulman & Hill Queens repetitive stress injury lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights and the next best steps to take. A workers’ compensation attorney will be able to help you build a strong claim for benefits with supporting evidence that shows why you may be eligible for compensation.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Here at Shulman & Hill, we know how difficult it can be to suffer from a repetitive stress injury. We strongly believe in helping workers obtain the benefits they may be legally entitled to, and we will make your case a top priority. Our personalized and compassionate approach allows us to help clients just like you secure the financial resources they need for their recovery.

Since Shulman & Hill was founded in 2013, we have helped injured workers throughout Queens recover millions of dollars for their injuries. Our lawyers are experts in workplace repetitive injuries and they hold themselves to the highest standards of New York law.

If you have been injured on the job, give our Queens repetitive stress injuries lawyers a call today. If we believe you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, we will help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to. Call us at 212.221.1000 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.

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