repetitive stress injuriesA workplace injury doesn’t always happen on one day, or during a single event. Repetitive stress injuries, or repetitive motion injuries, are cumulative injuries that develop over time. These injuries can be tremendously painful and, without timely medical treatment, they can develop into serious conditions with lasting effects. At the Reinartz Law Firm, we represent workers who suffer from repetitive stress injuries caused by the every day performance of their job. Our team is dedicated to helping workers get the benefits they need and deserve through workers’ compensation claims in Bergen County New Jersey and the surrounding area.

Repetitive Stress Injury Claims in Bergen County, New Jersey

Repetitive motion injuries are typically caused by overuse of certain body parts through extended repetition of a task. Common injuries include tendon, ligament and muscle damage, as well as inflammation. These painful injuries can occur in nearly any joint of the body – shoulders, wrists, hips, knees and elbows. They may also impact the back and neck.

Typical causes:

  • Repetitive Motions
  • Bending/crouching
  • Twisting
  • Constant jolting
  • Grasping/pulling
  • Lifting
  • Typing
  • Manipulating/moving heavy equipment
  • Awkward movements

Common Occupations:

  • Union employee
  • Laborer
  • Forklift operator
  • Assembly
  • Plasterer/Painter
  • Dental hygienist
  • Desk Job
  • Transcriptionist
  • Musician
  • Mechanic
  • Server/Waitstaff
  • Seamstress

Common Repetitive Stress Injuries:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Herniated disc
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic back pain
  • DeQuervain’s syndrome
  • Ganglion cyst

Repetitive stress injuries sustained in the course of employment may be considered occupational injuries that are covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

How The Reinartz Law Firm Can Help

Despite the very real pain you are experiencing, repetitive stress injuries are often more difficult to prove than an injury resulting from a single work accident. Your employer or their workers’ compensation insurer may claim that you are suffering from a pre-existing condition or that your injuries weren’t caused by your job. Additionally, they may attempt to minimize the extent of the injuries and imply that you are malingering. At the Reinartz Law Firm, we are prepared for these defense tactics. Our team will advocate for you and fight to ensure that you are afforded all of the rights and protections guaranteed under the law. Our lawyers will help you obtain medical treatment for the pain symptoms you are experiencing, and seek paid time off to heal correctly if necessary.

Contact Us

If you are experiencing joint pain, swelling, or general lasting discomfort as a result of long-term repetitive job duties, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for a covered injury. Call the Reinartz Law Firm at 201-289-8614 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Bergen County Workers’ Compensation Attorney and learn your rights.