LGKG | Luxenberg + Garbett + Kelly + George
LGKG | Luxenberg + Garbett + Kelly + George

Call Toll-Free: 800.655.3870

Call now to schedule a free initial consultation

PH 724.658.8535

TF 800.655.3870

Can I get workers’ comp for a repetitive movement injury?

The pain, swelling and tenderness you have been feeling in your elbows lately has made you suspect you have a repetitive movement injury. This condition can be related to your job and it may not only affect your ability to work, but your quality of life. Repetitive motion disorders are common with Pennsylvania workers across a wide range of industries, from clerical work to heavy labor. As you seek relief for your pain, you may also wonder if you qualify for workers’ compensation.

According to WebMD, repetitive movement injuries account for great losses in the workplace in terms of productivity and time lost. This type of injury often involves the joints that receive repeated impact, stretching or friction. Some examples of common repetitive movement injuries you might have include the following:

  • You could develop carpal tunnel syndrome in your wrists if your job involves typing or detailed hand work.
  • Your elbows and shoulders might ache if you are a massage therapist, cook or machinist.
  • If your job involves frequent bending, stretching or lifting, you might have chronic pain in your back, hips and knees.

Commonly diagnosed repetitive movement disorders include tendonitis and bursitis. These conditions can stem solely from your job, or they may worsen an existing condition, such as arthritis, gout or diabetes. Without treatment, the pain from one of these conditions can progress until it is debilitating, especially if you continue to perform the same tasks that contributed to your repetitive movement injury. For this reason, a doctor might suggest you change your job duties or take some time off work to recover. You might need prescription pain medications, physical therapy or surgery to treat these conditions.

Unsurprisingly, taking time off or seeking treatment can be costly, which is why you are entitled to seek workers’ compensation if you suffered an injury on the job.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Lawrence County
315 North Mercer Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Toll Free: 800-655-3870
Phone: 724-658-8535
Fax: 724-658-8013
New Castle Law Office Map

Butler County
220 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001

Phone: 724-283-4244
Map & Directions

Beaver County
1126 6th Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: 724-846-4400
Map & Directions

Lawrence County
317 7th Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117

Phone: 724-758-7581
Map & Directions

Butler County - Cranberry Township
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 177
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Phone: 724-452-1425
Map & Directions

'= '