Repetitive Stress Injury Claims in Georgia
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Atlanta, GA
Is your job harder to perform due to increased pain because of repetitive motion while performing your duties? Has your work taken a serious physical toll on your body? Not all work-related injuries happen suddenly. Many serious injuries take years to develop.
Any job that requires repeated motion has the potential to yield repetitive use injuries. Not only do different occupations have different hazards, but similar stresses can manifest themselves differently in different people.
The moment you feel the pain of a repetitive stress injury, do not delay in seeking treatment. Call our Atlanta workers’ comp lawyers to discuss your case.
Common Conditions Associated with Repetitive Stress
Over the years, we have helped numerous clients with a broad range of injuries and conditions. We know that repetitive stress injuries have the potential to cause crippling disability and pain.
If left untreated, they can lead to debilitating conditions including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Achilles tendonitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder injuries
- Ganglion cysts
- Soft tissue strain
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
If your company's physician fails to recognize your condition, an Atlanta workers compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC can help you get a second and unbiased medical opinion for free.
Occupations Susceptible to Repetitive Stress Injuries
Every occupation has the potential to cause a repetitive stress injury. Whether the injury was developed over the years or it was caused by a sudden trauma and took a while to manifest, our firm is here to help.
We represent clients in a variety of trades and professions such as:
- Office employees
- Production line workers
- Clerical workers
- Data entry professionals
- Construction workers
- Chicken plant workers
How Do I Prove a Repetitive Stress Injury is Work-Related?
Whereas some work injuries happen suddenly, repetitive stress injuries develop over time. Proving that a repetitive stress injury is work-related can be more complex because these types of injuries are not connected to an accident.
Medical evidence will be the primary source of proof in your repetitive stress injury case. Your treating physician can link your injury to the nature of your job and demonstrate that link to your employer. It is crucial to preserve all documents and photographs related to your occupational injury.
Work Restrictions Following a Repetitive Stress Injury
People who sustain repetitive stress injuries may be able to return to work while they are still being treated. Repetitive stress injuries can often be managed with the use of medications and medical devices. Your doctor may also permit you to engage in alternative or modified work while your injury heals.
Alternative work arrangements allow injured employees to work in another role while they heal. Modified work arrangements give employees an opportunity to stay in their role during treatment but in a limited capacity. For example, a person with carpal tunnel syndrome who types for most of the day may be able to participate in modified work by wearing a brace and typing for a limited number of hours.
Employers are required to comply with work restrictions that are ordered by a work injury doctor. If your physician suggested work restrictions that your employer is not accommodating, contact our legal team.
The pain you feel may be linked to the work you do. By contacting an attorney to discuss your claim, you can ensure you remain eligible for maximum workers' comp benefits. The Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC have 20+ years’ combined experience and have recovered million-dollar results. Whatever your repetitive stress injury may be, we can help you get the help you need.
Know your rights. Call the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC today at (770) 741-2825.