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Repetitive Work Injuries

Daily work activities can often lead to injuries, and not necessarily due to an accident. Repetitive work can cause progressive conditions which are debilitating; sometimes even causing complete loss of mobility. That’s why these injuries require medical care: they can be degenerative if you let too much time go by. If you suffer from a repetitive work injury, it’s advisable to seek professional help. Grupo MedLegal is the best option for this type of case.

In the United States, repetitive work injuries are covered by workers’ compensation law. Unfortunately, people often think that they are only covered by workers’ compensation insurance and only able to make a compensation claim in the case of an accident. This is a serious misconception. At Grupo MedLegal, with over thirty years of experience in repetitive work injury cases, we are perfectly acquainted with the different types of workers’ compensation. If a worker is suffering from discomfort because of repetitive work, we are confident that we offer the best assistance. Backed by professionalism and customer service, Grupo MedLegal has the goal of creating a relationship of trust with the client.

Another way in which repetitive work can hurt employees is through stress. Constantly repeating the same movements every day can cause workplace stress. This can be a debilitating malady, sometimes causing progressive pain or stress attacks. What the worker needs is expert medical assistance and a lawyer to protect his or her legal interests. This type of injury is our specialty, and we can make claims for physical pain. Our excellent team of attorneys and doctors allow us to take each case from the best angle. Once you’ve won your case, you will be able to recover the health you enjoyed before, with financial compensation for the harm suffered.

There are three levels of problems potentially caused by repetitive work:

This type of injury prevents the employee from performing his or her job correctly. Workers with injuries at this level may experience pain in other parts of the body which take over the function of the area damaged by repetitive work. Serious injuries are usually the result of performing a particular series of movements over a long period of time. These injuries usually affect muscles, nerves, joints, and bones. Do not ignore symptoms such as stress, muscle fatigue, and excessive strain since they can alert you to the presence of a degenerative repetitive work injury.

Most people don’t realize that their pain is a result of working nonstop for long stretches of time. According to the United States Department of Labor, repetitive work injuries are quite common, costing more than 20 million dollars in workers’ compensation every year.

Health problems due to repetitive work generally happen in jobs such as those related to food preparation and cleaning, as well as jobs in production lines, factories, and construction. There are, of course, other jobs that cause this type of injury. Any physical problems related to a job that involves constant repetitive movement or work can win a court case.

For repetitive jobs, workers should try to prevent this type of injury. Coworkers should discuss together how to share the workload, establishing periods of work and rest. The work shifts can also be adjusted to balance the workload and avoid excessive strain.

Other ways to prevent repetitive work injuries include the following:

If you experience back pain, inflammation, or any swelling, the best thing to do, first of all, is to consider the way you do your job. You should avoid any uncomfortable posture or unusual positions as you carry out your work activities. Avoid lengthy exertion, saving your energy for particularly difficult work tasks. Make use of any equipment and tools that are required for carrying out your work tasks, and keep up regular medical examinations.

If you realize you are experiencing discomfort because of repetitive work, Grupo MedLegal will assist you whenever you need us. In addition to offering medical help, we will give you legal consultation completely free. We analyze each case individually. If the case is viable to present in court, Grupo MedLegal will handle it correctly, following all appropriate deadlines. We have highly qualified attorneys and doctors specializing in cases of workers’ compensation for repetitive work injuries. You can find the help you need through our web application or at our offices in California; Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New York; New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; and Florida.

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