In our youth, we place our body in a lot of physical stress. From sports to partying, we don’t consider how our future will depend heavily on the function of our body. When we are young all we think about is short-term and not long-term. While at your job when an accident occurs, all you can think about is how this will affect the long-term; even if the injuries seem minor.
RSI: Repetitive Stress Injury
Repetitive Stress Injury is a type of injury that occurs when your job expects the same kind of motion over and over again. Even though your job requires you to continue the same behaviors over and over does not mean that you are entitled to compensation for an injury that results from such repetition. An example of a repetitive stress injury is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This injury affects the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. It starts by breaking the nerves in the wrist. Carpel Tunnel can also be caused by arthritis or lupus. The symptoms of carpal tunnel are, but not limited to, burning, pain and weakness, or numbness in the hands. This can cause serious complications while you are at work. Carpel Tunnel is a result of the wrist, but it can affect the shoulder and neck area too. This means that the pain can stretch up and down the arm effecting any job that you have which requires you to do things with your hands and arms.
Here is a list of some of the worst jobs that are most associated injuries related to wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Keep in mind that these professions do not lead to just Carpel Tunnel. They can also lead to muscle tears, broken bones, strains and fractures. Mechanic, professional gardener, seamstress or garment worker, secretary, painter, dental hygienist, transcriber, computer worker, hairdresser, musician, massage therapist, radiologist, sonographer, butcher, carpenter, locksmith, or farmer. As you can see, each of the jobs heavily depends on using their hands, wrists, and arms to complete the work.
What To Do
Work injuries happen every day. From small injuries to fatalities, injuries in the workplace are not uncommon and they can happen to you. Some associate work injury with outside jobs like construction or heavy duty jobs like those handling trucks or lifting heavy material daily. However, our Long Beach Worker’s Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation are here to tell you that work injuries happen to those who work indoors as well as outdoors. It happens to folks who lift and who are typing feverishly throughout the day.
With over 40 years of experience, our Long Beach wrist injury attorney know that in order for you to get completely compensated you need a strong and aggressive attorney by your side. Insurance companies, like most business, are negotiators of compensation. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start a free consultation with us today. We will bargain hard for your needs and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
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