Repetitive Stress Injuries at Work

Thanks to the increased use of computers and keyboards in the workplace, more workers than ever before are suffering from repetitive stress disorder (RSD).

In fact, RSDs now make up around 60 percent of all work-related injuries, with one in eight American workers being diagnosed with an RSD at some point during their working life.

What Causes RSDs?

Multiple kinds of work activities can lead to RSDs, including scanning retail items at a register, using a computer and keyboard, or doing any activity that requires workers to spend long stretches in a single position or repetitive tasks:

  • Overhead work
  • Assembly-line work
  • Writing
  • Meat packing or butchering
  • Pipe fitting

Massaging clients, driving, packing boxes, stocking shelves, and playing instruments can also cause RSDs. Other activities that can cause an RSD include repairing cars or other mechanical devices, jackhammering, sanding, polishing, painting, cutting, sawing, and much more.

Injuries Caused by RSDs

Any repetitive activities can cause RSDs. These disorders include tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, myofascial damage, cervical radiculopathy, or tenosynovitis. Symptoms may be so debilitating that workers may no longer be able to stay at their jobs.

Treatment for Work-Related RSDs

If you've been the victim of a work-related RSD, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. These benefits can help you cover the cost of medical treatment and provide cash payments to supplement lost wages, even if you can no longer work.

Experienced New York City Workers Comp Attorneys

Our jobs shouldn't cause injuries that affect us for the rest of our lives. Employers and companies have a responsibility to make sure that their employees are working under the safest conditions.

If you have suffered a repetitive stress disorder or other job-related injury, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP at 212-385-9190 or fill out the form on our website to arrange a free consultation.

Work-Related Stress Injury Claims

Work-related stress injuries usually occur as the result of repetitive movements on the job and are more common than you might think. Some common physical stress injuries include carpal tunnel, chronic back injuries, and nerve damage. If you have suffered a stress injury as the result of workplace activities, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits that might help you move forward.   Workers Comp for Work-Related Stress Injuries When you perform a specific work activity repeatedly over a long period of time, you’re at risk of a work-related stress injury. In many cases, work-related stress injuries fall under the purview of the workers compensation system. Workers comp will pay you a portion of your average earnings to make up for your lost wages when you must miss time from work to get treatment for a work-related injury, including work-related stress injuries. However, to get workers comp benefits, you must r......
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