No employee wants to sustain an injury in the workplace. Unfortunately, on-the-job injuries are not uncommon, particularly repetitive motion injuries. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our team stands by to help if you need a Los Angeles or Encino repetitive motion injury attorney. We have extensive experience helping injured employees secure their rightful workers’ compensation benefits. We will use our resources to investigate your injury and handle any disputes concerning your employer or workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
Most people are familiar with common causes of workplace injuries, such as tool mishaps, transportation accidents, falls, etc. However, many people do not realize that repetitive motion injuries can be just as debilitating and lead to lost workdays. Repetitive motion injuries are also often referred to as:
Regardless of what these injuries are called, they are all the same. These are injuries that occur when a worker is tasked with performing the same motion repeatedly. Typically, a repetitive motion injury does not happen right away, but over months or even years, the worker performs the same motion. The most well-known repetitive motion injury is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is an injury that affects approximately 2.7% of the total US population.
Repetitive motion injuries occur in every industry you can think of. Some of the most common industries or job positions that our attorneys regularly see these injuries occur include:
When we analyze these jobs and others where workers sustain repetitive motion injuries, we can see those job duties often involve performing the same types of motion repeatedly throughout the workday.
Most repetitive motion injuries are preventable, mainly when employees properly train workers and provide them with ergonomic-focused equipment to help with their duties. Preventing these injuries is critical because after an employee has sustained a repetitive motion injury, this can lead to extensive medical bills, time away from work, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a repetitive motion injury in the workplace, turn to the team at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach today. We understand the challenges facing workers who sustain these kinds of injuries. As devastating as they may be, free workers, there are times when employers or insurance carriers deny repetitive motion injury claims. We will conduct a complete investigation into your case to prove that the injury happened in the workplace and that you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and disability benefits (if necessary). When you need a Los Angeles or Encino repetitive motion injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or at 818-609-7005.