Getting hurt on the job is almost always unexpected. Employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits for their employees to anticipate the unexpected. There are many ways ways to get injured at work: a fall off a ladder, skin exposure to a caustic chemical, or a car accident while making a delivery. All of these injuries would be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. However, there are other ways to get injured at work that many people may not expect would also be covered by workers’ comp.
Repetitive motion injuries happen when a worker performs the same physical task repeatedly, ultimately leading to an injury. Probably the most well-known repetitive motion injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, a wrist injury that can develop from typing and writing. Other common types of repetitive injuries include tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons) and bursitis (inflammation of the bursae), both of which can affect numerous areas of the body, including the neck, shoulder, elbow, hips, and knees.
Often times, these repetitive motion injuries accumulate over time and manifest as pain, discomfort, numbness, and swelling. They often exist without any visible signs of injury, leading many workers to not report them. However, if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort of any kind when performing routine tasks, it’s important to let your employer know. Repetitive motion injuries are covered by workers’ compensation and are treatable.
If you need help dealing with any work injury, contact the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth today. We can help you make sure the workers’ compensation claim process goes as smoothly as possible so you can receive prompt treatment for your injuries. Call us today at 888-517-9888 to receive a free consultation.