The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl
Workers compensation and personal injury attorneys serving Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Repetitive Stress Injuries Deserve a Tough Workers Compensation Attorney

Most jobs involve some amount of repetition, but when you make the same movements over and over-lifting, lowering, bending, reaching, nailing, drilling, pushing, steering, typing or sorting-you can develop chronic repetitive stress injuries as a result. Also known as RSI or continuous trauma injuries, repetitive motions affect musculoskeletal areas of the body, including muscles, tendons, joints, nerves, spinal discs, cartilage and vertebrae. If your work requires you to make repeated movements with your arms and hands, you could be an RSI victim suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, muscle stiffness and pain, swollen joints, wrist edema. Your repetitive motion pain could be because your workstation is ergonomically hazardous, such as a poorly organized factory assembly line, defective desk chair or even a computer keyboard that is too high. Even the most minor misplacement of work equipment that you use constantly can cause continuous motion aches, sharp pains and stiffness.

We Will Pursue the Repetitive Stress Injury Work Comp Benefits You Have Coming To You

If you have pain from a repetitive stress trauma, you need a powerful Workers' Compensation lawyer who will handle the extensive paperwork, documentation and medical assessments that Workmans Comp insurance adjusters require in order to approve an RSI claim. There are many causes of workplace continuous motion injuries:

  • Using construction machinery
  • Factory or assembly line duties
  • Computer keyboard data entry typing
  • Welding, carpentry and
  • Heavy lifting in a warehouse, store or dockyard
  • Hospital, cleaning or restaurant line cook tasks
  • Farming, landscaping and gardener jobs
  • Using unwieldy power tools
  • Driving a delivery van, company car, train or bus
  • Operating heavy equipment

Some bosses, Work Comp insurance representatives and even doctors may downplay your repetitive stress pain, saying it's all in your mind. It is common for employer-designated doctors to conduct the "Independent Medical Exam", or IME, that is required for your Workers Compensation claim. But they will very likely say you just have a sore muscle and that it's not a big deal compared to spinal cord injury or other catastrophic work-related accidents. They'll tell you to put an ice pack on it, take some OTC pain reliever and wear a wrist, neck or back brace. But we know that those temporary remedies can end up making your repetitive stress injury worse. The acute pain and mobility restrictions of RSI can make daily tasks agonizing, even lifting your kids, holding a gallon of milk, folding the laundry or driving your car. Repetitive movements can be so painful that they become emotionally distressing because of the limitations they impose on your entire quality of life. Whether you are in Providence, Fall River, Foxborough, New Bedford or Warren, you need Workers Compensation benefits as much as anyone else who suffers a workplace injury, and we will fight hard to get them for you!

If you are suffering with nagging, chronic repetitive stress pain, don't wait any longer. Call the compassionate, yet aggressive attorneys at the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every conversation is completely confidential and there is no obligation and you pay nothing until we win your case for you.