Many people mistakenly believe that in order to get workers’ compensation for a work-related injury, a person must sustain a sudden, specific injury such as falling from a ladder or getting into a car accident. However, if your work injury occurred over a period of time in what is often referred to as a repetitive motion or cumulative trauma injury, you may also be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
At the Law Office of Nolen Milburn, P.C. in Palmdale, CA we are strong advocates for injured workers throughout California. We will help you pursue all of the benefits that you are entitled to receive under California workers’ compensation laws, including compensation for your lost wages and permanent partial disability as well as vocational retraining and medical benefits.
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Helping You Get the Compensation You Deserve
People who perform repetitive motions as part of their job are particularly at risk for cumulative trauma injuries, including cashiers, data entry workers, assemblers, construction workers, dental hygienists, truck drivers and baggage handlers. However, anyone can suffer a repetitive motion injury such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Neck and back injuries
If you have experienced a specific injury or repetitive injury, it is important to let your employer know of the injury as soon as possible. You have 180 days to report your injury; however, if you wait longer than 30 days, you may experience adverse consequences. You also have a right to your own choice of doctor.Because they develop over time, repetitive motion injury claims are frequently denied or contested by employers and workers’ compensation insurers. Our Palmdale repetitive work injury attorney will help you overcome the challenges associated with these types of injuries so you can get the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve.