While some injuries or disabilities occur immediately, there are some that develop over time. Either way, it may be possible to receive workers’ comp payments.

When claimants understand the various aspects of the workers’ compensation claims fully, including the injury itself, it may lead to a more successful claim filing. There are a few things to understand about a repetitive motion injury.

Repetitive motion injuries

As the name indicates, a repetitive motion injury, or repetitive stress injury, occurs through performing a certain motion repetitively. These types of injuries can occur all over the body and may be possible in practically any field. In many cases, these injuries are quite painful but can improve with treatment.

Injury types

Repetitive motion injuries may take several forms:

  • Back strain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tendonitis or bursitis

These are just a few of the possible injuries. In fact, in some cases, the issues may compound and create a debilitating condition. In such a scenario, the employees may have to transition into different positions that they may fulfill at a less strenuous capacity.

Treatment

Thankfully, there are a few different types of treatments that may be available to treat repetitive motion injuries. In fact, treatment may help in reversing the effects of the injury for some people. Workers’ comp benefits can help provide the necessary treatment for these injuries. As such, it is critical that employees seek medical attention and get a diagnosis for the condition as soon as possible. This helps to get the ball rolling on the treatment and the workers’ compensation claim process. 

This is a brief overview of repetitive motion injuries and how workers’ compensation benefits may help. If you or a loved have suffered a repetitive motion injury from the job, it may be beneficial to consult with an attorney to evaluate your options and determine the best choice moving forward.