If you think of dangers in the workplace, you may envision mishaps on a construction site, slipping or falling down and other types of on-the-job accidents. However, it is crucial to keep in mind that even seemingly harmless activities at work can lead to an injury, over time. At the Staten Island law firm of Angiuli & Gentile, we know how troubling repetitive strain injuries can be for workers and their families.
Also known as a repetitive stress injury, you may suffer a repetitive strain injury after repeating the same movements for an extended period of time. For example, if you have a desk job and are required to type on a daily basis, or need to bend over regularly as part of your job duties, you may develop a considerable amount of pain in your nerves or muscles. Unfortunately, this pain can prevent you from carrying out your job duties and have a negative impact on your life in other ways, such as playing sports with your children.
If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury at work, you may be experiencing financial woes on top of physical limitations and discomfort. However, it is vital to focus on moving forward from the difficulties you are facing. Whether you are struggling with medical costs or have had to take time off work, you should explore any resources that could be available, such as workers’ comp.
On our workers’ compensation page, you can review more information on the topic of accidents at work and related matters.