REPETITIVE TRAUMA INJURIES OCCUR OVER A PERIOD OF TIME
It may take a few weeks or months to notice, or it may take years to notice repetitive trauma injuries. You may not realize that the symptoms, aches and pains that you feel are actually from work-related activities or events.
You may be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits because of a repetitive trauma injury that is often erroneously attributed to aging or the degenerative process. If you have had a diagnosis of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, you may have a repetitive trauma injury.
Dennis Thomas and the attorneys at Thomas Employment Law Group, Inc., in Huntington Beach, California, know that recurring medical issues or symptoms such as joint pains in your wrists, elbows, shoulders or neck might be caused by repetitive activities at work. Additionally, back pain, hip pain, knee pain or ankle pain might be caused by work activities and not just normal aging.
Other repetitive trauma injuries could involve aching knees or backs. Someone who has been performing the same activity for a number of years, such as operating a piece of machinery, could be slowly but surely experiencing a repetitive trauma injury. Even someone who has worked on a hard surface for a number of years and is experiencing knee pain might be suffering from an industrial injury.
TALK TO A WORKER'S COMPENSATION LAWYER ABOUT YOUR ISSUES
The sooner you speak with an experienced attorney about your concerns, the faster the process of filing a claim can be initiated. Attorney Dennis Thomas has a quarter century of experience with workers' compensation claims — initially as a Hearing Representative for insurance companies, but for the last 17 years as an advocate for people who have been injured on the job.
The classic repetitive trauma injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. But this is hardly the only injury that could lead to a successful workers' compensation claim.
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