Philadelphia Repetitive Motion Injury Attorney
In some measure, it defies logic that the small, simple physical tasks that you perform everyday at work can inflict serious and sometimes even debilitating injury upon your body. Illogical though it may be, performing the same motions with enough frequency can absolutely have negative consequences on your health. These injuries are called Repetitive Motion Injuries, or RMIs, and frequently will result in specific injuries such as:
How Repetitive Motion Injuries Occur
Compare this to exercise. When people work out to gain muscle mass, the muscles undergo a cycle of minor tearing and healing that produces stronger, larger muscles. Repetitive Motion Injuries happen in the same way, except that the traumas are smaller and more frequent. When these apparently insignificant tears do not have time to heal before the muscles are subject to further tearing, a situation is created in which the muscles, tendons, and bursae are in a state of perpetual repair. This is when chronic pain appears.
To further complicate matters, the muscles and tissues that tend to suffer from Repetitive Motion Injuries are smaller and less obvious than those associated with most workout pains. These injuries can present symptoms such as pain, numbness, or tingling sensations that are aggravated by the performance of particular motions that require the use of the injured muscles and connective tissues.
We Can Help
The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., know that the most sinister thing about RMIs is that they evolve with time, so by the time the problem has become persistent enough for you to notice, it has probably grown severe enough make you miss work. Because of this, in the state of Pennsylvania, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your injury if it can be established that the injury was caused by actions performed as part of your occupational duty.
If you are suffering chronic pain that you suspect may be due to your work, contact the Philadelphia workers’ comp attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130 to discuss your case.