Many workplace injuries are caused by an accident or some specific injury. However, that’s not always the case. Many employees in Houston have injuries that are caused by months or years of doing the same repetitive movements while on the job. These types of cases do not involve a single event and can be more complex than other types of cases. If you have an injury caused by a repetitive trauma, you should call an experienced workplace injury attorney.
Many types of jobs, including office jobs, can cause repetitive trauma. When a similar motion is done over and over, there is often a strain on muscles and can also be damage to joints and skeletal structures. These types of injuries generally occur over long periods of time, and the damage can be severe and permanently disabling. Carpal tunnel syndrome, injuries to the back, joints, or elbows, tendonitis, hearing and vision loss, and chronic pain are all examples of injuries that can be caused by a repetitive trauma. The injuries can become slowly worse over time, or may become bad suddenly.
Many of these types of injuries require surgery, rehab, and can result in a worker being permanently disabled. In most cases, workers’ compensation will pay for the claimant’s medical expenses and time missed from work. If a worker is permanently disabled, the worker may qualify to receive a lump sum payment.
As soon as a worker realizes that he or she may have a repetitive trauma injury, the worker should seek medical attention and consult an experienced workplace injury attorney. Hiring an attorney will help ensure that he or she receives the maximum amount of benefits that are available. Call the Kennedy Law Firm to learn more.