Repetitive Stress Injuries And Workers’ Compensation
Not every workplace injury is sudden and violent. Many Missourians suffer on-the-job injuries due to repeated movements that cause stress on the body. Some employers are reluctant to pay workers’ compensation for repetitive stress injuries, questioning whether they were caused or exacerbated by work tasks. It can be extremely disappointing to put in a claim for workers’ compensation – only to have it rejected. If your claim has been rejected by your employer’s insurance company, we can fight to help you get the benefits you need.
If you are suffering from a repetitive stress injury related to your work, contact the Springfield law firm of Hall Ansley, P.C. Our attorneys will pursue the full benefits you deserve. We have extensive experience in these matters, often appearing before Missouri workers’ comp judges to advocate for our clients. Our firm is supported by on-staff registered nurses and paralegals. As a team, we can provide an assessment of your condition, as well as the medical and legal issues involved.
Common Types Of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Few workplaces are without risk factors for repetitive stress. Even “comfortable office jobs” often involve typing, use of a computer mouse or holding a phone handset. Some of the more common repetitive stress injuries seen in workers’ comp claims include:
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Other hand and finger injuries such as trigger-finger syndrome (stenosing tenosynovitis)
- Cervical radiculopathy, the compression or strain of disks in the neck
- Whole-body syndrome, which results in repetitive injuries when a worker is exposed to repeated jolts from driving, operating farm equipment, for example
Building A Successful Claim
Workers’ compensation is governed by inflexible deadlines and a complex set of statutes. Our attorneys can help you find the right doctor to treat and document your injuries, prepare a thoroughly researched claim to back up your request for benefits, and fight for you if your claim is rejected. We will advise you and represent you at each step of the process, ensuring you are not tricked into giving statements that may cause your claim to be delayed or rejected.
Call 417-429-1372 Today For A Free Consultation
Our firm works with clients in Springfield and across Missouri. Call us at 417-429-1372 or use our online contact form to set up a free appointment with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Our workers’ comp cases are handled on a contingency fee basis – meaning you pay us nothing unless we recover benefits for you.