Many employees mistakenly believe that workers’ compensation claims can only come from single traumatic accidents in the workplace. However, given that many workers experience multiple injuries due to repeated harm and stress, workers’ compensation can sometimes be awarded for employees who develop various painful issues over time.
Pursuing Workers’ Compensation for Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD)
Cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) is a type or cluster of injuries that develops as a result of the routine physical or emotional stress workers’ experience on the job.
CTD is generally considered a form of occupational illness and may take the following forms:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Degenerative discs in the neck or back
- Degenerative knees, shoulders, and other joints
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Repetitive motion disorder
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Trigger thumbs and fingers
- Upper limb syndrome
Such issues may create permanent, long-term physical and emotional damage. If you experience such issues, you may experience reduced earning potential, persistent physical pain, decreased quality of life, and other unpleasant damages. These can lead to increased personal and financial costs and may warrant workers’ compensation, especially if they occur as a direct result of prolonged stress in the workplace or due to job-related duties.
We Serve Orange County Workers Suffering from Cumulative Trauma Disorders
At Humphrey & Associates, we serve Southern California workers in all industries who have experienced CTD and other work-related damages. We have helped thousands of laborers obtain fair compensation for their injuries and afford the treatment they need to recover and support themselves, and we may be able to do the same for you, even if you have already retired or otherwise left the job where you were injured. Get in touch with a member of our team as soon as possible and schedule a consultation in order to find out whether your workers’ compensation claim is viable.
Call (844) 612-5800 today to speak to an Orange County workers’ compensation attorney.