Workers who use any part of the body in a similar, repetitive motion every day, such as typing, lifting, painting, kneeling, and bending, can suffer repetitive stress injuries.
While the most well known repetitive stress injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, there are a number of other types of repetitive stress injuries, including strain and damage to the back, hips, knees, fingers, wrists, elbows, neck and shoulders. Damage can occur to the joints as well as the soft tissues, which include tendons, ligaments and muscles, throughout the body.
Because a repetitive stress injury may be more challenging to prove as work-related than an injury from a work accident, an experienced workers compensation attorney, such as Sylvia Styka, can be invaluable for a successful workers compensation claim. If you have been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury that you believe is a work-related, contact us for help at 312.357.8000