Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

The day-to-day duties of your job can lead to painful and debilitated injuries over time. A work-related injury does not always result from a single event, such as a workplace accident. Repetitive motions can add up over the years to produce inflammation, pain and nerve damage that eventually becomes unbearable to manage.

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Unfortunately, workers' compensation providers are often reluctant to pay for injuries that cannot be linked to a single event. The Law Offices of Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLC, in Norwich, has substantial experience helping workers obtain the full and fair compensation they deserve.

People from nearly every walk of life can suffer repetitive stress injuries. Conditions such as carpal tunnel are frequently associated with office work. In today's computer-based economy, workers in a wide variety of professions develop carpal tunnel syndrome entering data, writing and editing data through the repetitive motions associated with a computer mouse and keyboard. However, factory workers, construction workers, health care professionals and dealers in casinos frequently suffer injuries from overuse of muscles or repetitive motions.

The repetitive work in factories often leads to injuries to the hands and shoulders. Nurses in hospital and nursing homes often develop degenerative disk disease or other back injuries from lifting and moving patients on a regular basis. Blackjack dealers can suffer carpal tunnel wrist. elbow and shoulder injuries. Painters, construction workers and laborers often need to use the same motions to accomplish tasks, leading to a repetitive strain injury.

A repetitive stress or overuse injury can become increasingly painful. Symptoms of stress injuries often involve numbness, tingling, loss of strength and often severe pain. As the severity of the condition increases, you may need time off work to recover. Surgery is frequently needed to relieve the symptoms.

Do Not Wait to Understand Your Rights to Workers' Comp Benefits

If you experience any of the symptoms of a work-related injury, we want to hear from you. Obtaining the guidance of an experienced workers' compensation lawyer early in the process can help you avoid mistakes that can harm your claim. The Connecticut workers' compensation system, and workers' comp rules that apply on tribal lands, such as at a Native American casino are complex. The lawyers at C & C have a wealth of knowledge and experience with Connecticut and tribal law, and can guide you every step of the way to get you optimal results in your workers' compensation claim. We will not hesitate to take your case to trial, when necessary to protect your rights.

Do not wait to call our compassionate workers' comp attorneys at 860-213-8102 or 888-827-6358 toll free when repetitive strains make your ability to work unbearable. You may also get in touch with C & C using our online contact form. The initial consultation costs you nothing — our experience can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

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