When workers’ comp began over a century ago to provide relief for sudden, violent injuries on the job, there was no coverage for the insidious injuries that accrued over an extended period of time. Today we know that this other class of injuries is just as incapacitating to workers. Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are a class of injuries caused by stressing a joint through continuous motions or overuse. Assembly line work or typing can inflame joint areas, spinal areas, and necks.
Some of the more common repetitive stress injuries include:
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyers acknowledge the obvious, that repetitive stress injuries are real and potentially disabling. Workers’ comp panels are still suspicious of these injuries, so we investigate and document RSI cases with exhaustive thoroughness.
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