NJ Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help if You are Suffering with a Repetitive Stress Injury

Although people tend to think that work-related injuries involve slip & fall accidents and broken bones, many injuries that occur on the job develop over time. In fact, they are often caused by mundane tasks like typing on a keyboard, stocking shelves, and lifting boxes. That’s because repetitive motions can make the body more susceptible to serious injuries. Worse yet, these injuries can potentially develop into chronic conditions and cause significant pain that lasts for the rest of your life. You should not have to suffer long-term pain and pay costly medical bills simply for doing your job. That’s why workers’ compensation systems exist: to protect workers against this very sort of thing.

The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman is a well-respected law firm with a track record of success. We know what it takes to win a workers’ compensation case because we have helped injured workers successfully file claims in Camden County, Burlington County, and everywhere else in South Jersey. We can assist you at the earliest stages of filing a workers’ comp claim and in court during later stages if your initial claim for benefits is denied. Call today to discuss your legal options with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.

Types of Repetitive Stress Injuries in New Jersey

Our firm has experience handling all kinds of workers’ comp claims, including claims stemming from repetitive stress injuries. Some of the most common repetitive stress injuries include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This is a hand and arm condition that causes severe pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness. Certain patterns of hand use and movements are more likely to cause carpal tunnel syndrome. For example, jobs that require extensive keyboard use, scanning of items at a cash register, assembly line work, or use of vibrating tools can result in a pinched nerve in the worker’s wrist.
  • Cervical Radiculopathy: This is another name for a herniated disk. When you rupture or slip a disk in your neck, the result can be intense pain in the neck, shoulder, and back. If your job requires you to cradle a phone on your neck while also typing, you might suffer a herniated disk.
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: This is irritation or swelling of the nerve on the inside of the elbow. This condition is often caused by the use of heavy machinery.
  • Medial Epicondylitis: Repetitive stress on your wrist or fingers can result in inflammation and swelling of the inner elbow. Also known as “golfer’s elbow,” this condition is caused by forceful wrist and finger motions. Construction workers often suffer from this condition.
  • Osteoarthritis: This condition develops when repetitive motions and tasks wear down the protective cartilage on the joints in the hands, neck, and lower back. Jobs involving repeated motions that place stress on a particular joint can lead to the development of osteoarthritis.

Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim for Repetitive Stress Injuries in Camden County

Workers’ compensation claims are handled in a special court with unique rules. If your initial claim is denied, the case will be heard in Workers’ Compensation Court and your attorney will need to be able to prove that your repetitive stress injury was caused by a job-related task.

Keep in mind that it is not necessary to prove that a particular job task was the direct cause of your repetitive stress injury; your attorney merely needs to show that there is a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the injury is related to your work tasks.

Call a Pennsauken Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyer

Craig Altman understands the nuances of New Jersey workers’ comp law and is ready to help you get maximum compensation for your repetitive stress injuries. Call now to discuss your case over the phone, or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation at the firm’s offices in Pennsauken or Vineland.

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The Law Firm of Craig A. Altman Helps Injured Workers in Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey.

If you’ve been injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the Law Firm of Craig. A. Altman will help you. Our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers know what it takes to get you a large financial settlement. You can call us 24 hours a day at 215-569-4488, or you can use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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