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Understand and get compensation for repetitive motion injuries

On Behalf of | May 31, 2024 | Workers' Compensation |

Repetitive motion injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, occur from performing the same movements repeatedly. These injuries can cause pain, numbness and weakness, affecting daily work and life.

Workers who suffer from these injuries should know their rights and the process to claim compensation.

Identifying symptoms and seeking medical attention

Early detection of repetitive motion injuries makes a difference. Common symptoms include tingling, numbness and weakness in the affected area. Workers should seek medical attention as soon as they notice these symptoms. A healthcare provider can diagnose the injury and recommend appropriate treatment.

Reporting the injury to the employer

Workers must report their injury to their employer as soon as possible. Delaying this report can complicate the compensation process. Employers typically have specific forms or procedures for reporting workplace injuries. Prompt reporting ensures that the injury is documented and that the worker can proceed with a compensation claim.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim

After reporting the injury, the next step is to file a workers’ compensation claim. This process involves submitting the necessary paperwork to the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider. The claim should include detailed medical reports and documentation of the injury. This paperwork helps establish the link between repetitive motion and the injury.

Seeking legal assistance

Navigating the workers’ compensation process can be challenging. A workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure that all necessary documents are filed correctly and on time. They can also represent the worker in case of disputes or claim denials.

Following treatment plans

Following the prescribed treatment plan is necessary for recovery and for the success of the workers’ compensation claim. Workers should attend all medical appointments and follow the healthcare provider’s recommendations. This shows that the worker is taking steps to recover and can impact the compensation outcome.

Repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome can significantly impact a worker’s life. Understanding the process of claiming workers’ compensation can help ensure that injured workers receive the benefits they need.

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