Workers’ Compensation And Repetitive Motion Injuries
Performing the same task each day at work can take a toll on your body. If you have sustained a repetitive motion injury, it’s important to contact an experienced Atlanta compensation attorney.
Navigating the workers’ compensation process can be difficult without legal guidance and representation. Attorney T. Andrew Miller will work diligently to gain the benefits to which you are entitled.
Pursuing Benefits For Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries, refer to temporary or permanent injuries to muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons caused by doing the same motion over and over again.
Since these injuries develop over time, it is possible for an individual to go years without noticing the progression of a repetitive motion injury, only to suddenly feel pain. Examples of workplace activities that may lead to repetitive stress injuries include:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Typing and other keyboard activities
- Standing in awkward positions
- Performing intricate work with your hands
Examples of repetitive motion injuries are bursitis, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve, which travels from the forearm to the hand through a “tunnel” in the wrist.
Symptoms of repetitive motion injuries include tingling, numbness, pain and stiffness in the affected area.
Workers’ Compensation In Georgia
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program financed by employers. It’s free of charge to workers. The system provides medical care, income and rehabilitative benefits in the event you cannot work or you have a limited ability to work. Workers’ compensation benefits are also available to employees who develop an illness as a result of their job.
Workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy for people who are injured on the job. In other words, in exchange for coverage under workers’ compensation, you waive your right to sue your employer. In the event your injury is caused by someone other than the employer or co-workers, you may be able to sue the third party.
Discuss Your Work Injury Claim With An Experienced Lawyer
For a free consultation regarding your injury, call The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, in Atlanta at 678-894-7868. If you prefer, contact us through our website. If you have sustained a repetitive motion injury, speak with attorney T. Andrew Miller. He will examine the facts of your case and provide you with a thorough assessment of your claim.