Workers' Compensation and Competitive Stress Injury
Can You File Workers’ Compensation for RSI, Repetitive Stress Injury?
Many work-related accidents are caused by sudden falls or defective equipment. A repetitive strain injury (RSI), also known as repetitive stress or repetitive motion injury, is a gradual damage to nerves, tendons, and muscles from repeated or prolonged motion. If left untreated, this type of injury can result in chronic pain that requires constant attention.
All forms of order have repetitive movements. Recurring motion injuries (RSIDs) are common and have been caused by several different working hours, including:
- Using a keyboard and mouse to type letters using a mouse while working at a hospital
- Scanning drugs and equipment at the register or stocking supplies on shelves
- Handling tools Assembling a manufactured home in a factory.
As a result of repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, and rotator cuff tendonitis are some of the most common conditions. Surgical procedures, braces, physical therapy, and occupational therapy are all options for treatment.
RSI symptoms and things to keep an eye on.
RSI symptoms should not be treated as trivial annoyances because they are very serious. A repetitive motion condition may manifest as the following symptoms: Swelling, throbbing pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling sensation, weakness Sensitivity to temperature.
North Carolina employers with three or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance if their workers are injured. A person may qualify for temporary or permanent disability payments depending on the severity of the injury. An injured person may also receive a lump sum settlement to cover medical expenses. As a result of RSIs, companies need to give employees periodic breaks to rest their body parts. Additionally, ergonomic chairs and desks should be provided at the workplace to prevent injuries.
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The risk of injury varies from occupation to occupation. Some employees can develop severe medical conditions as a result of repetitive motion. The cost of surgery or physical therapy may be mounting if you or a loved one suffers from an RSI or RMI, in addition to lost wages. The Board-Certified, Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at King Law Firm are prepared to take on your case and help you achieve a positive outcome.
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