Advocating For Workers Afflicted By Repetitive Strain Injuries
Under New Jersey law, workers’ compensation is intended to compensate employees for all work-related injuries. Most people know that they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they are injured at work on one specific occasion, but what they do not know is they are also entitled to benefits when they suffer from a repetitive motion injury.
Certain occupations require employees to repeat certain movements many times over the course of a workday. Over a period of time, these repetitive motions can cause a person’s body to break down. Repetitive motion injuries, also referred to as repetitive strain injuries, are extremely painful and can severely impair one’s ability to perform his or her job duties. These injuries occur not only in industrial environments but also in office settings.
Repetitive Stress Injuries Affect Many Industries
You might have an image of a certain type of repetitive stress injury or the type of work that causes them. In fact, a wide range of New Jersey workers sustain these types of injuries, such as:
- Nurses and other health care workers who routinely lift patients and push them in gurneys, and repetitively type reports and documentation.
- Assembly line manufacturing work that requires hours of lifting and carrying heavy objects and using repetitive motions on the line.
- Construction workers who are constantly lifting and performing manual labor.
- White collar workers who type most of the day.
Wherever you work – a manufacturing plant, supermarket, hospital, office, school or construction site – you might be vulnerable to a repetitive stress injury that interferes with your ability to do your job. It could also affect your independence and quality of life. You might be left without a source of income due to chronic pain, weakness and other symptoms.
We Prosecute Claims For A Range Of Injuries
If you or someone you love has suffered a repetitive motion injury in the course of a job, you or your loved one has the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced lawyer can be especially helpful in guiding you through the legal process. At the Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C., our attorneys have represented many people with repetitive motion injuries in workers’ comp claims. With offices in North Haledon and Hackensack, we represent clients throughout New Jersey, in places such as Paterson and Morristown. We are able to help people with every type of repetitive motion injury in the workplace, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic back and neck pain
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s syndrome
- Gradual hearing loss
- Guyon’s canal syndrome
- Focal dystonia
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS)
- Radial tunnel syndrome
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
How Will I Prove That My Injury Is Work-Related?
There can be obstacles in proving that your repetitive motion injury was related to your job. For instance, your employer may claim that your injury is related to a pre-existing condition. Our law firm will build a strong case with the goal of recovering all available benefits. Attorney Kenneth Kaplan has practiced law in this field for over 25 years. He is ready to do the hard work necessary to achieve a successful outcome in your case.
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