Not all injuries are the result of sudden accidents. Some develop over time due to common job duties. This is easy to recognize in factory floor settings, where repetitive motion is clearly defined, but any job that involves a consistent and repetitive movement could cause such an injury.
At The Law Offices of Carolina K. Tumminelli, PLLC, our Chelmsford attorneys are experienced in developing strong cases for compensation for repetitive motion injuries such as:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Knee and joint damage
- Torn meniscus injuries
- Wrist and hand pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
The Key Is Proving That Your Injury Is Job-Related
The struggle that many repetitive motion or stress injury victims face is how to prove the injury’s association with their job. If you have been injured due to repetitive motion or stress at work, workers’ compensation insurance benefits should be extended to you to help with your recovery.
It often takes employees a long time to recognize the severity of their own injury as it develops gradually. As a result, injuries are not always reported in a timely manner, and employees often “work through the pain.” Insurance companies view this delayed reporting as evidence that the injury was not associated with the job, and they then undervalue claims or deny them altogether.
The Law Offices of Carolina K. Tumminelli, PLLC, can be reached online or at 978-256-9655 to answer your questions during a free initial consultation. From our offices in Chelmsford and Nashua, our lawyers represent injured workers and throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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