What is a repetitive stress injury?

No matter how dangerous or safe a job seems to be, it can cause a worker to become injured. After years and years of continuously doing the same motion for work, the employee can suffer serious pain and injury. These injuries are generally referred to as repetitive motion injuries and they can happen to anyone in any job. Arguably one of the most common repetitive stress injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause significant permanent nerve and muscle damage to an individual who fails to seek treatment for this condition. When an individual suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome, they may experience significant weakness, numbness, and pain to their wrist and hand.

Individuals who suffer from repetitive injuries may get to a point where they can no longer do their job because of the pain caused by the injury. Some of the other most common repetitive motion injuries that workers face include tendonitis, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, epicondylitis, ulnar nerve entrapment, and more. It is important to note that these injuries should not be taken lightly. In fact, if an individual faces a repetitive stress injuries that makes it so they can no longer continue working, they may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help an individual cover some of the expenses related to their injury until they are able to return back to the workplace.

If you believe that you have become the victim of a repetitive stress injury, contact Shebell & Shebell today.