Any job that requires a person to stay in the same position for an extended period of time or perform the same task over and over (such as bending down and lifting boxes) can result in a repetitive motion injury. A repetitive motion injury is typically not a sudden injury and develops over a period of weeks, months or even years of doing the same activity over and over.
Workers who perform certain tasks may be more at risk for repetitive motion injuries on the job, including workers who:
- Bend over and lift frequently
- Type or perform other computer work daily
- Work in an assembly line
If you have suffered a repetitive motion injury due to your job or have a job that makes a pre-existing injury permanently worse, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits. However, many employers do whatever they can to avoid having their employees file a worker’s comp claim, and often, worker’s comp benefits do not cover all of the costs associated with repetitive motion injuries sustained on the job.
At the Law Offices Of Michael J. Holmes, we have the experience and resources you need to assert your right to the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries. We can assist you in filing a worker’s compensation claim as well as determine whether you may be eligible to file an additional personal injury claim. Call us today for an appointment to discuss your case. Call us toll free at (888) 322-3945.
The Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, serves San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange County.
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Santa Ana, CA 92705
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