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Key facts about repetitive stress injuries

Consistently repeating the same actions at work can take a toll on your body. Though it is a condition that develops over time from regular work activities, it may still be possible to seek and receive workers' compensation in such cases.

To have a successful claim, it is important to fully understand what it is you seek. In particular, you should know a few facts about the condition itself. 

By definition

As the name indicates, a repetitive stress injury, or repetitive motion injury, is a form of injury that occurs from performing the same motion repetitively. The motion can be as small as typing on a keyboard for several hours a day, or as big as operating a jackhammer on a construction site. Repetitive stress injuries can happen on or off the job, in any industry and to people in several different positions.

Comes in different forms

These injuries are usually quite painful and located in various parts of the body. The injury can manifest in several different types of conditions, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Back strain
  • Shoulder injuries

Though these are some of the most common occurrences, a number of other conditions fall under the umbrella of repetitive stress injuries. Some people may experience one or more conditions at one time, and in some cases, the injuries may prove debilitating. 

Treatment and workers' comp

For those who believe they may have repetitive stress injuries, seeking the proper treatment is key. Though many repetitive stress injuries cannot be fully reversed, proper treatment can aid in decreasing the symptoms, or even reversing them, in some cases. For those who receive injuries from job-related activities, workers' comp can aid parties seeking and receiving proper care after a physician diagnoses the injury.

Repetitive stress injuries are not always easy to resolve, but proper workers' compensation payments can aid in the adjustment. Consider your particular case and how a workers' comp claim could benefit you.

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