When you think of workplace injuries, the first thing that comes to mind may be…
If anyone told you at the age of 5 that you would have to do the same movement over and over again they would probably spin around in a circle and so no way! When thinking of our dream job in our younger years, the idea of physical activity didn’t really occur. Instead, we thought about how well the job would mess with our identity. We thought about how cool the profession was portrayed on television. We never considered how our bodies would react to the jobs we loved.
For example, working as a nurse is an honorable profession. You get to help people by making them feel better. You get to be a visitor in someone’s space when no one has come to visit. Yet, you have to do common activities like lift patients, change bedding, pull medicines from shelves, and type notes. These activities are vital and important, but they are also strenuous and can wreak havoc on your body. So what do you do if you succumb to a repetitive stress injury? You tell your employer and file a worker’s compensation claim.
It isn’t wrong to seek help. In fact, if you want to stick around for your job then it is vital that you do so. You want to create a claim to ensure that you will get full recovery for the workplace injury you sustained. Your employer knows that eventually, you will have a claim which is why California makes it mandatory to have worker’s compensation insurance for its employees. If you are struggling to identify if your injury is work related, our Repetitive Stress Injury Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz in Van Nuys have provided a list of five common repetitive stress injuries that we see in our clients every day:
If you or loved one has experienced any of these injuries due to work then call 818-812-5639 or schedule a free consultation with our Repetitive Stress Injury Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz in Van Nuys today.