Not all workplace injuries can be attributed to an accident, or one solitary event. Oftentimes, injuries occur as a result of performing an action multiple times over a long period, and these are known as repetitive motion injuries. These repetitive motion injuries can result from sustaining an unnatural working position, continually putting strain on a particular joint or muscle, or an accumulation of stresses on one part of body. Whichever of these categories your repetitive motion injury falls under, you may need extensive medical treatment, therapy and even surgical procedures as you recuperate. Although your claim for workers’ compensation benefits while you are unable to work during this time may be perfectly valid, it is not uncommon for employers or their insurance companies to minimize, or outright reject, requests.
If you have had your workers’ compensation claim rejected, or feel that you have been offered an unacceptably low amount, a Palmdale repetitive motion injury attorney from Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz could use our extensive and relevant legal experience to recover what you truly deserve. We would be delighted to add you to the list of thousands of California workers we have successfully litigated for over the past six decades.
Repetitive motion injuries, which can also be referred to as cumulative trauma injuries or overuse injuries, can be debilitating to the point where you are unable to work. While your injury may well be relatively easily repaired using surgical procedures or rehabilitative physical therapy, this all comes at a cost – one you could do without while you are off work and unable to earn. Workers’ compensation benefits were designed to cover the costs of the medical treatment you require, as well as a proportion of your average earnings. When your employer rejects your claim for worker’s compensation, you may be tempted to grit your teeth and continue working through the pain, but this is highly dangerous and may lead to permanent nerve damage and disability.
Instead of working yourself into an irreparable situation, hiring a Palmdale repetitive motion injury attorney from Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz could ensure you recover the benefits you are entitled to when your work has resulted in injury. Our experience and knowledge means we can successfully secure benefits for all manner of overuse or cumulative trauma injuries, with some of our previous successes relating to:
Your repetitive motion injury may have a domino effect on other areas of your life – for example, you may be unable to sleep due to pain or discomfort, or you may develop an injury in another limb due to overcompensation.
When you choose to hire a repetitive motion injury lawyer from our firm to represent you, you immediately benefit from over 60 years of relevant legal experience, and countless successful verdicts.
To learn more about how we could prove the link between your work and your injury, thus recovering the settlement you deserve, schedule your free initial consultation by calling us today at 800-747-3447.