Repetitive stress injuries affect more than one million people in the U.S. each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Not only are stress injuries painful and debilitating, they can make it difficult for you to return to work and make a living.
Our dedicated Baltimore attorneys at Belsky Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, understand how challenging it can be to deal with an occupational injury. We have the experience and resources that are necessary to organize your workers' compensation case. By focusing on the details surrounding your workplace injury, our lawyers may be able to maximize your results.
Identifying The Cause
If you engage in repetitive tasks involving high force and/or high pressure at work, you are at risk of developing a repetitive stress injury. This can occur when you perform the same motion over and over, causing inflammation of the surrounding tissues. A repetitive stress injury can also be caused by using vibrating tools on a regular basis such as a jack hammer, hammer drill, sander or disc cutter.
Types Of Repetitive Stress Injuries
According to Medical News Today, there are several types of conditions that fall under the definition of a repetitive stress injury. These include:
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- De Quervain syndrome
- Intersection syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
When your body has suffered a repetitive stress injury, you may experience swelling, which can place undue pressure on the nerves and muscles traveling through the area. This can cause numbness, pain, the inability to hold objects, permanent disfiguration and loss of movement.
Getting Started On Your Case
At Belsky Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, we are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding your workplace injury. We can also explain to you how Maryland's workers' compensation laws operate, and assist you with submitting your claim. Contact our friendly staff for a free initial consultation by filling out our online intake form or by calling 410-344-7380. You can also reach us through our toll-free number, which is 800-266-4732.