28 Jan Repetitive Stress Injuries
Jefferson City Work Injury Lawyers
At Carson & Coil, we understand that not all work-related injuries are life-threatening. In fact, most are not. Our Jefferson City work injury attorneys routinely assist clients who suffered repetitive stress or repetitive lifting injuries that prevent them from working. If you suffered a back, wrist, hip, shoulder or knee injury due to repetitive movements, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact our Missouri work comp law office online today, or call 573-298-4186 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Common Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Debilitating repetitive motion injuries do not just affect construction and factory workers — office employees, delivery truck drivers, teachers and people in nearly all occupations could suffer a repetitive motion injury that hinders their ability to perform their job. Common work-related activities that cause repetitive stress injuries include:
- Continuous lifting
- Assembly line work
- Overhead work
- Stocking shelves
- Mechanical work
- Many others
Unlike serious injuries that require emergency room care, an employee might not immediately realize that his or her repetitive movements have resulted in an on-the-job injury. It is important to pay attention to warning signs such as intensifying pain, tingling or numbness, weakness, fatigue and other symptoms, as these are common signals that there is a problem.