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Repetitive Stress Injuries

When repetitive stress injuries occur as a result of your job, our New Port Richey workers’ compensation and disability attorney can advise you on your rights to benefits.    

In just about any career or industry, there are certain types of tasks that workers are required to perform regularly. These can range from operating heavy machinery on a construction site or placing parts on a production line to answering phones at a call center or typing on a keyboard in an office. Though varied, these jobs all have one thing in common, which is that they can result in repetitive stress injuries. When these types of injuries do occur, the impact on your health can be severe. Our experienced New Port Richey workers’ compensation and disability attorney at the Rooth Law Firm is here to help in these situations, so you can get the benefits you need to recover.

Workers’ Compensation Claims for Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries can happen whenever you regularly perform a certain type of task, putting pressure on the surrounding bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they are one of the most common types of job related injuries and can impact workers in a variety of occupations.

At the Rooth Law Firm, we help you get the benefits you are entitled to when any type of job-related injury occurs. Our experienced New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorney represents clients who suffer repetitive stress injuries in Florida, which often include the following:

  • Bursitis: This is when the tissues cushioning the joints become inflamed;
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: This involves painful compressed nerves in the wrist;
  • Epicondylitis, or tennis elbow: Commonly caused by damage to the tendons;
  • Ganglion cysts: These are swollen and fluid filled bumps on the hands or wrists;
  • Tendonitis: This is when tendons connecting bones to muscles throughout the body become inflamed;
  • Trigger finger: This painful condition causes fingers to snap or freeze in position.

Back or neck pain can also be attributed to repetitive stress, as can arthritis and other painful issues impacting joints or other body parts. When these injuries keep you from working, benefits available through Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) can help offset the medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses you incur.

When Repetitive Stress Injuries Result in Permanent Disabilities

It is important to be alert for signs of repetitive stress injuries and to seek medical care immediately. Depending on the severity, your injuries could result in permanent disabilities.

When this happens, the Rooth Law Firm can advise you on disability benefits you may be entitled to through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Unfortunately, over half of all social security disability claims end up getting denied, which is why you need our experienced New Port Richey disability attorneys on your side.

Get Trusted Guidance from Our New Port Richey Workers’ Compensation and Disability Attorney

Attorney Joseph Rooth provides the trusted guidance and aggressive legal representation you need when repetitive stress injuries occur. To request a consultation, call or contact our New Port Richey office online today.

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