Repetitive Trauma Injuries
Some injuries received at the workplace are sudden and violent—a fall from a ladder, a finger crushed in a piece of equipment, a car accident while conducting business for your employer. Other injuries accumulate over time through repetitive actions done as part of your job. Even though repetitive trauma injuries accrue gradually, they can still cause an equally serious disability for the victim, and can be compensated by a claim made on your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance.
Repetitive trauma injuries affect many fields
Repetitive trauma injuries are increasingly common, with as many as one in eight U.S. workers being diagnosed with this sort of injury, and nearly two thirds of all Workers’ Compensation claims resulting from repetitive trauma.
Common sources of repetitive trauma injury include:
- Hammer, screwdriver, wrench, or drill use
- Extensive typing and computer mouse use
- Writing by hand
- Handheld sawing and cutting
- Container packing
- Massage or physical therapy
- Bending and shelving
Getting repetitive injury trauma Workers’ Compensation claims paid can be a challenge
Despite the fact that such injuries are painful and can prevent you from doing your job, South Carolina employers are often loath to compensate their employees for Workers’ Compensation claims made for repetitive trauma injuries. These employers know that, without one major observable accident to which workers can point to as the cause of their injury, it can be difficult to prove that the injury came from workplace activities, rather than simply accruing from household activities or hobbies.
An experienced South Carolina Worker’s Compensation attorney can guide you toward success in getting paid what you’re owed
A skilled workplace injury attorney will be familiar with the difficulty in obtaining compensation for these sorts of injuries, and will understand your frustration. Our Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Peake & Fowler are well-versed in how to prove a repetitive injury trauma claim, using technical research and expert witness testimony to prove the sort of damage that occurs to the body when performing these repetitive tasks, and the ways in which your own medical records may show the evidence of this very type of trauma.
If you’ve been the victim of a repetitive trauma injury, contact Columbia’s experienced and dedicated Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Peake & Fowler for a consultation on your case, at 803-788-4370.
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