It has been said that the worst injuries don’t happen all at once, but occur over a period of years. Repetitive stress injuries include some of the most disabling and painful conditions.
Georgia Carpal Tunnel Attorney
The most infamous repetitive use injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, affecting the wrists and hands of workers who hit the same keys hour after hour. But repetitive use injuries afflict every part of the body:
- Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow. This condition is often seen in plasterers, mechanics, painters and any workers who overuse their arms.
- Degenerative disk disease. Back ailments from repeated stooping or lifting are very common, very painful and often disabling.
- Eyestrain. This overuse syndrome is common among people who sit at computer screens all day every day.
- Prepatellar bursitis. This is also called “housemaid’s knee,” an inflammation caused by working on one’s knees.
From Relatively Minor Wrist Pain To Catastrophic Breakdowns
Some repetitive use injuries are catastrophic and can lead to permanent disability. Others are relatively minor and heal with treatment, rest and appropriate work site accommodations.
At Tillman & Associates, we stand ready to answer your questions about your injury, your rights and your options.
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