Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Miami-Dade County, FL
Repetitive stress injuries, often referred to as repetitive strain or repetitive motion injuries, occur as a result of the gradual buildup of damage to muscles, tendons, cartilage, nerves, etc. from repeating the same motion over and over again. Repetitive stress injuries can occur in virtually any field. A worker may experience various medical conditions caused by repeating the motions demanded by his or her job, causing pain, stiffness, numbness or tingling sensations, weakness, swelling, and heat or cold sensitivity. These symptoms will only get worse if a worker continues to perform his or her job duties without modification or treatment.
The following are examples of work-related tasks that can cause repetitive stress injuries:
- Using a computer mouse
- Working on an assembly line
- Grasping tools
- Performing fine motor skills
- Swiping items at a market or grocery store checkout line
- Heavy lifting
Are you entitled to benefits if you’ve been diagnosed with a repetitive strain injury? Find out by calling a Miami-Dade County workers’ comp lawyer at Morales & Cerino at (305) 340-2630.
Types of Repetitive Stress Injuries
There are various types of repetitive stress injuries, most of which affect the wrists and hands, neck and shoulders, or forearms and elbows. These can render a worker unable to perform his or her normal job duties or even take part in typical day-to-day activities outside of the workplace. Receiving treatment and recovering financial benefits can help a worker face a more stable future, which is why it is important to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Our Miami-Dade County workers’ compensation attorneys are experienced in handling all types of repetitive stress injury claims, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Back injuries
Find out how we can help you by calling (305) 340-2630 or contacting us online. We serve all of South Florida from our offices in Miami and Plantation. Se habla español.