Workers’ Compensation Claims Involving Repetitive Stress or Motion Injuries
State workers’ compensation laws represent a compromise, designed to benefit both workers and employers. Injured workers don’t have to file a lawsuit to recover benefits, so they can start to receive payment for an approved claim almost immediately. Because the workers’ compensation laws set limits on the amount that will be paid for a specific injury, employers don’t have to worry about extravagant damage awards from a jury.
Injured workers may file claims for a wide array of injuries sustained at work, from injuries suffered in a traumatic accident to occupational diseases and some mental health issues. State workers’ compensation laws have also long recognized the right of workers to seek compensation for repetitive stress or motion injuries.
The Types of Repetitive Motion or Stress Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation
Repetitive stress or motion injuries include:
- Injuries sustained from performing the same task over and over—This may include carpal tunnel syndrome from using a keyboard, or from squeezing, pinching, twisting, snipping or turning things with your hands or arms. It can also involve knee, hip, ankle or leg injury from repeatedly bending, squatting, lifting or pushing up.
- Injuries caused by staying in the same position for long periods of time—Many workers who spend long hours sitting or standing in the same position, in the same place, can suffer muscle, ligament or tendon inflammation or injury, particularly in the lower extremities and in the back
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