When you think of a workplace injury, you may first imagine an accident with immediate consequence. For example, slipping and falling can cause you to immediately break a bone or suffer a concussion. However, not all occupational injuries happen this way. Some develop over time and can sneak up on you.
Repetitive strain injuries occur as a result of repeating motions. These motions can place stress on your tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints and muscles. Understanding the causes of these injuries can help you prevent them. Additionally, you can recognize them more easily and seek compensation as soon as possible.