Workers' Comp and the Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia
Experienced Attorneys for Injured Pennsylvania Workers
If you can no longer perform your work without pain - whether that work involves several hours of typing a day, a routine of bending and lifting heavy objects or just standing for extended periods of time - you may be suffering from the effects of a repetitive stress injury. This means that you may be suffering from a continued injury or insult to your body from working repetitive job duties that compounds on itself and creates a situation where you are unable to continue working. This kind of problem is compensable under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and you may therefore be entitled to benefits as a result. These cases may also be characterized as Cumulative Trauma Injury Claims.
For a free consultation about what repetitive stress injury claims are and what needs to be done to pursue workers' compensation benefits for those injuries - call our experienced lawyers at 215-512-1500 or contact us online.
Philadelphia attorney Jeffrey S. Gross and his associates have focused exclusively on representing injured Pennsylvania workers for more than 17 years.
A wide range of injuries and conditions have been associated with work-related repetitive stress, including:
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve root impingement
- Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Chronic joint strain
- Herniated discs
- Aggravation of pre-existing conditions
A repetitive stress injury is caused in the same way as an occupational illness or disease - it develops over time from continued exposure to the work duties or conditions. People generally receive this diagnosis from their primary physician or from a specialist. If you have been diagnosed with a repetitive stress injury or an aggravation of a pre-existing condition and suspect that it is related to your job, it is vital to notify your employer immediately. In fact, the sooner you notify them of your diagnosis, the better. If you fail to notify your employer within 120 days of learning of the causation to your work conditions, you may lose your entitlement to benefits. It is important to speak with a lawyer, as soon as you learn of this condition and its relatedness to work, who has experience with repetitive stress injury claims. There are time limitations associated with these claims. Our lawyers have that experience and know how to legally establish the critical link between your injury and the work that you do for your employer. This can be a difficult task in Repetitive Stress Injury or Cumulative Trauma Injury cases and is an area where our experience can be invaluable.
Repetitive Stress Injury?
Contact Us in Philadelphia for a Free Consultation
If you have other questions about repetitive stress injuries or cumulative trauma injuries, the rights you have and the benefits available to you under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act - call us by our phone at 215-512-1500 or complete the brief e-mail form located on our Contact Us page. Initial consultations are free, confidential and available at mutually convenient times and places. We do not get paid unless you get paid.