HAVE YOU RECENTLY SAID ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?
- "I guess I'm getting old because I have pain when I do this."
- "My arthritis is acting up."
- "I don't know why I am stiff and sore."
These symptoms might be a Workers' Compensation injury that was caused by repeated work activities. Strenuous activities as well as minor activities that are repetitive can cause these injuries. Common causes of repetitive stress injuries include typing, data entry, repetitive equipment operations, packaging, assembly, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, twisting, overhead work, kneeling, bending and stooping.
Another invisible work injury is a pre-existing medical condition or diagnosis which has been made worse by your work activities.
Do you have a medical condition that is becoming worse because of your work or because of something that happened at work? This can be claimed as a work injury for Workers' Compensation purposes.
Invisible injuries can occur when work causes any of these conditions to become worse:
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
High blood pressure
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)