Even if you do not work in an excessively physically demanding field like construction or firefighting, the activities you do every day take a toll on your body over time. These types of repetitive stress injuries, when proven to be the direct result of your employment, may entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits. The money you claim can help you pay for doctors’ visits, ongoing treatment to improve your quality of life, and potentially lost wages in the case of temporary disability.
Every year, claims associated with repetitive stress injuries in California go up. In fact, a recent study shows that nearly half of all these claims occur after a person is no longer employed by a particular firm. While this may seem suspect to the insurance companies who do not want to make payments on these claims, it is quite possible that the stress injuries force you out of work before you realize that workers’ compensation may cover it. Some of these include carpal tunnel syndrome, back strain, and hand-arm vibration syndrome that damages feeling in your extremities.
Enjoy a free initial consultation with a helpful attorney who has extensive knowledge of the workers’ compensation field in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. If you were injured or disabled in any way due to the repetitive motions required by your job, it is worth some of your time to find out if your medical care and expenses can be paid for.