Repetitive Motion Injuries Are Common Workplace Injuries in Colorado
Repetitive motion injuries affect many workers in Denver and across Colorado. Day after day of performing the same tasks can lead to chronic pain as well as declining quality of life. At Flaxman Law Group, our team of workers’ compensation attorneys works with employees suffering from repetitive motion injuries. In these situations, we work tirelessly to seek compensation and workers’ compensation benefits for these hard-working individuals.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a repetitive motion injury and believe it’s related to your work duties, contact Flaxman Law Group at 970-999-0530. Our Denver offices would be happy to set up a free, confidential, no obligation consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer, so you can review your specific situation and any avenues you can explore for getting your rightful benefits.What Are Repetitive Motion Injuries?
Also known as repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), these injuries often develop gradually over time, causing discomfort or even pain. They occur due to overuse of a specific part of body due to repetitive motions, such as lifting, typing, or other activities. When doing the same motion repeatedly, muscles, tendons or nerves can become injured, and this is what results in an RSI.
RSIs can include the following injuries.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Office workers who spend hours typing on a keyboard and any workers who perform repeated tasks with their hands are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. This injury involves the squeezing of the nerve that runs from your forearm to the palm of the hand.
- Tendinitis: Workers who perform repetitive tasks, such as assembly line work or construction, may develop tendinitis in their shoulders, elbows, or wrists. This injury is an inflammation of the cords that attach muscle to bone.
- Bursitis: Repetitive motions can cause inflammation of the bursae (small sacs filled with fluid that cushion the bones), leading to bursitis.
- Tennis Elbow: Workers who repeatedly use their forearm muscles, including painters or plumbers, are susceptible to developing tennis elbow. Also known as Lateral epicondylitis, this injury is the swelling of tendons that connect your wrist and palm.
- Rotator Cuff Injuries: Jobs that involve lifting heavy objects or performing overhead movements can lead to rotator cuff injuries, which affect the tendons and muscles around the shoulder joint.
Dealing with the ongoing pain and limitations caused by a repetitive motion injury can be frustrating. For some injured employees, it’s even more disheartening seeking workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado. Some employees who have an RSI from work find their claims are denied or delayed. Insurers may claim the injury was not work related or may try to minimize the pain.
RSIs can happen gradually over time, so it can be challenging for workers to prove how the injury happened. Experienced Colorado workers’ comp lawyers have networks of expert witnesses, medical experts, investigators, and other professionals who can help prove a person’s injury was caused by work conditions. Attorneys also have the negotiation, legal, and trial experience to speak to insurers on your behalf and seek benefits and compensation for your injury.
Take the team at Flaxman Law Group, for example. Our family law firm includes a father-son attorney team. We have more than 60 years of combined experience and have recovered over $100 million for injured workers and others who have been harmed through no fault of their own.
If you are suffering from a repetitive motion injury or any other workplace injury in Colorado, don’t wait. There are strict time limits on how long you have to file a workers’ compensation claim and waiting can also impact the strength of your case as evidence goes missing.
It costs nothing to talk to a workers’ compensation attorney in Denver when you work with Flaxman Law Group. If you’ve been injured, just call us at 970-999-0530 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.