Repetitive Motion Injuries
Although working conditions in the United States have dramatically improved over the past 50 years, countless workers are still subjected to repetitive motions that may cause injury. Many people are unaware that jobs requiring repetitive motion may have long-lasting effects on their health and may require expensive surgical procedures to correct.
Repetitive motion injuries are sometimes referred to as “cumulative trauma disorders.” People injured in the workplace may be eligible for compensation for pain, suffering, and medical bills. For more information on repetitive motion injuries, contact the Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130 to learn more about your legal options.
Symptoms of Repetitive Motion Injuries
Common cumulative trauma disorders include the following:
- Tendonitis – inflammation of the tendons often found in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, or bicep
- Bursitis – inflammation of small bursa sacs, often found in the elbow or knee
- Muscle tears – tears in muscle due to repetitive motions
- Joint pain/tenderness
- Excessive muscle fatigue
- Back injuries
Repetitive motion injuries have many causes and are not limited to older workers. Employees of any age may suffer from cumulative trauma disorders, and even tasks that do not seem labor intensive may be enough to cause a lasting injury.
Repetitive motion injuries cost employers and employees valuable work days and income each year. If you have been injured as a result of repetitive motion in the workplace, contact the Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130 to schedule a free consultation.