Understand Your Rights Regarding Repetitive Stress Injuries

In many factory jobs, employees tend to perform the same motions day in and day out. Over time, this can cause repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder impingement and back injuries. These injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, as long as you can show the injury is work-related.

At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our attorneys help union and nonunion employees obtain all the benefits they deserve from Illinois workers’ compensation. If your claim for a repetitive stress injury has been denied, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options.

Specific Trauma And Repetitive Trauma Injuries

There are two types of work-related injuries:

  • Injuries that result from specific trauma, such as a fall or accident
  • Injuries that occur from repetitive trauma over time, such as lifting heavy objects

While specific trauma injuries can be tied to an event, repetitive stress injuries may be hard to prove. In many cases, employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers deny the injury is work-related. As your lawyers, we will make sure your doctor has a clear understanding of the work activities that led to your injury.

Even if you had a pre-existing injury, you are still entitled to benefits if your condition was aggravated by your work activities. Our workers’ compensation law firm has a track record of helping injured workers receive the benefits they deserve. There is never a fee unless we are successful.

Learn more about your rights:

Repetitive Trauma: A Lesser Known Work Injury

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act FAQs

We Are Ready To Advocate For You

There is never a charge to discuss your repetitive stress injuries with a lawyer. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To meet with an attorney about repetitive stress injuries or any workers’ compensation matter, call 312-226-4236.

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