St Louis Park Attorney Helps Victims of Repetitive Stress Injuries
MN workers’ compensation lawyer represents those hurt by repetitive motion
Thill & Freeman PLLC represents those who have developed injuries over the course of months or years of work. Workers’ compensation doesn’t just apply to those who slip or fall at work. It also provides benefits for those who are hurt due to repetitive motions or extended exposure. Workers often suffer damage to their muscles, their back, their ears and other body systems over the course of their employment. Damage can even develop due to bending or working in awkward physical positions. If you have damage due to a repetitive motion or long-term exposure, we can help.
Understanding repetitive motion injuries
Our bodies aren’t designed for factory work or office jobs. Repeating the same motions over and over can wear down our bodies, even when there is no heavy lifting involved. In fact, an activity as basic as bending on a repetitive basis can cause a low back injury or repetitive climbing of stairs can cause a knee injury. These repetitive type injuries are a common reason for extended absences from work. We have successfully helped injured workers get benefits from their employer for many types of work injuries. (I changed this because there is dispute among the medical community as to whether typing actually causes CTS. These cases can result in long and expensive litigation with only small benefits at stake. Back and knee injuries are more lucrative.) Even if the repetitive activity worsens an already existing condition, the repetitive activity can qualify as a work injury for which benefits can be paid. If you think you may have suffered a repetitive work injury, you should report that to your employer. We at Thill and Freeman can help you to pursue that claim.
Other types of long-term work injuries
In addition to injuries due to long-term repetition, some injuries are caused by long-term exposure. Workers may experience hearing loss due to exposure to sound. A variety of injuries are possible from repeated exposure to machinery vibrations. Workers can also suffer injuries from long term exposure to chemicals causing lung damage. Workers havealso been able to collect workers’ compensation after suffering a heart attack from stress at work. I will help you through the process of applying for workers’ compensation and appealing if your claim is denied.
Common repetitive stress injuries among St Louis Park workers
Some of the most common types of exposure and repetitive stress injuries are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendonitis and tendinosis
- Hearing loss
- Back problems
- De Quervain syndrome
- Tennis elbow
I represent clients who have suffered repetitive strain injuries of any type, including damage to the back, shoulders, knees, hands, arms, wrist or neck.
If you are suffering from a long-term work injury, call today.
Thill & Freeman PLLC provides experienced and skilled help to injured workers. Call 952-512-7512 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.