Repetitive Motion Injuries
Workers in occupations that require them to perform repetitive tasks or similar motions over long periods of time may at some point, suffer a repetitive motion injury. These injuries often involve tendon, nerve, and muscle strains or tears. Often, a repetitive motion injury takes several weeks or even months of rest to heal.
During this period of recovery, an affected worker may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits to help cover his or her lost wages. Contact the Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444 for more information.
Understanding Repetitive Motion Injuries
A repetitive motion injury most often affects an individual’s joints. More specifically, these injuries affect:
- Joint cushioning
The most common of these injuries are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Usually, individuals can heal from these injuries with rest. Some individuals may require anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce swelling. In severe cases, individuals may require surgery to fix any damage a repetitive motion injury has caused.
Since the main component of healing from a repetitive motion injury is rest, an individual who is healing from one of these injuries usually must miss work. Fortunately, repetitive motion strain victims may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, if the injury was caused by the required duties of his or her job.
Repetitive motion injuries may cause individuals to miss work. If you or your loved one suffered a repetitive motion strain at work, contact the Minnesota workers’ compensation attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444 today to learn if you may be entitled to benefits.