Not all workplace injuries can be attributed to an accident, or one solitary event. Injuries and physical impairments regularly arise 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 adopting an unnatural working position, repeatedly putting pressure on a particular joint or muscle, or an accumulation of stresses on one part of your body. When faced with any type of repetitive motion injury, 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 valid, it is not uncommon for employers or their insurance companies to minimize, or outright reject, initial claims.
When your workers’ compensation claim has been rejected, or you feel that you have been offered an unfavorable amount, a Santa Clarita repetitive motion injury attorney from Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz could use our extensive legal experience to recover what you deserve.
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 on a temporary or permanent basis. While your injury may be relatively easily repaired using surgical procedures or physical therapy, this all comes at a steep financial cost – one you could do without while you are 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.
Rather than accepting the initial decision to your own detriment, hiring a Santa Clarita 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.