Not every injury occurs from a traumatic incident such as a fall, a crush injury or a laceration. Some injuries accumulate over time due to the nature of one's job duties that become symptomatic over time. These are called occupational diseases. They are often caused by the repetitive nature of an employee's job duties, such as extensive overhead work or the repetitive movements required on an assembly line. Common occupational diseases are carpal tunnel and tennis elbow.
In these types of cases, it's important to work with an experienced attorney in order to ensure the medical reports are properly documented to support a claim of an occupational disease.
We've helped hundreds of people get the benefits they are entitled to who have developed repetitive use injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, torn rotator cuffs and knee injuries. If you feel your job duties are causing you pain, call for a free consultation.