People spend a lot of their time at work. When they repeat the same motions over and over again, they are at risk of developing repetitive stress injuries (RSI). These are injuries that affect workers’ muscles, backs, ears, and other body systems over the course of time.
Most people aren’t designed for extended and repetitive motion or stillness. Repetition, such as extended typing, can wear down the body, even when no heavy lifting is involved. Likewise, in addition to RSIs, workers can experience long-term damage over the course of time. For example, if they are subjected to loud noises over many years, the mechanisms that help them hear (such as the stereocilia in the inner ear) can be worn down.
Common wear and tear injuries can include the following:
- Hearing loss
- Back problems
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain syndrome
If you’ve sustained an injury because of repetitive movements at work, you’re likely eligible for workers’ compensation coverage. Workers’ compensation insurance will cover the cost of your medical bills and will pay part of what you would usually make while you recover from your injury. If you need help applying for workers’ compensation or your application has been denied by the insurance company, our skilled Orange County workers’ compensation attorneys can help.
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