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Have you suffered these common repetitive motion injuries?

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that workers’ compensation benefits are only available to those who have been severely hurt at work, such as when they suffer a broken bone or a brain injury.  But any injury that prevents you from working may be compensable under the workers’ compensation system. This includes repetitive motion injuries, which are more common than many New Yorkers realize.

But what repetitive motion injuries are we talking about? Let’s look at some of the most commonly suffered repetitive motion injuries that may qualify you for workers’ compensation benefits.

The most common repetitive motion injuries in the workplace

There are a lot of injuries that you can suffer at work. Amongst repetitive motion injuries, here are some of the most common that you might experience:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs when a major nerve in your wrist becomes compressed, thereby causing numbness and weakness in the hand.
  • Trigger finger, an injury that occurs when the tendons in your fingers become inflamed, causing numbness, weakness, and difficulty using them with effectiveness.
  • Tennis elbow, which results from tendon damage and can make it painful to bend your arm.
  • Rotator cuff injury, which is caused by damage to your tendons or the cartilage in your shoulder, thereby making it hard for you to move your arm.
  • Back injuries such as those caused by muscle strains and perhaps even herniated discs.

These injuries are caused by repetitive movement and can have a drastic impact on your health and your ability to work. So, be prepared to take legal action to protect your rights if you’re experiencing any of these injuries.

Don’t miss out on the financial assistance you deserve

You need financial relief when your injuries prevent you from working. So, seek out the information and guidance you need to build an effective workers’ compensation case that puts your interests at the forefront. Hopefully then you’ll have the financial resources you need to focus on your recovery and getting back to work.