Repetitive Stress Injury Compensation

Workers Comp for Repetitive Stress Injuries

Are you suffering from a repetitive stress or repetitive motion injury? A repetitive stress injury occurs when a part of the body experiences too much stress from a repetitive motion. The motion causes swelling and pain and can damage muscle and tissue. Repetitive stress injuries commonly occur in areas of the body such as the elbow, hand, wrist, forearm, shoulder, back, knees and shoulders.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of several types of repetitive stress injuries. The severity of the injury will determine the type of treatment that is needed, such as medication, treatment by an orthopedic specialist, or surgery. If you have a work-related repetitive stress injury, contact a Kansas City workers compensation lawyer to discuss filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation can cover the costs of your medical treatment and any lost income if you have been unable to work because of your injury.

What is a Repetitive Stress Injury?

RSI, or Repetitive Stress Injury, occurs from a motion that is repeated over and over. This can commonly occur in the workplace since we often spend the majority of our day working. While carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common type of RSI, there are several other types that also happen frequently.

Common repetitive stress injuries that are work-related include:

  • Chronic lower back pain: Typically caused by constant bending and lifting, pain is considered chronic if it lasts for 12 weeks or longer.
  • "Tennis Elbow", or epicondylitis: Named since it very common among professional tennis players, this condition is caused by inflamed tendons around the elbow.
  • Trigger finger: A condition that causes pain, stiffness, and a locking sensation most commonly in the ring finger or thumb, but can happen to any of the fingers.
  • Bursitis: This painful condition is when the fluid-filled sacs in joints become inflamed.
  • Rotator cuff syndrome: The tendons and muscles in the shoulder become inflamed and painful due to overuse.
  • Tendonitis: This condition can affect any of the joints. Inflamed tendons can cause pain and chronic discomfort.

Kansas City Workers Compensation Lawyer

When seeking legal representation for a workers' compensation claim, choosing the right attorney can make a difference in how your claim is resolved, including the amount of compensation you receive, the medical treatment you are given and even the aggravation a claimant often experiences when pursuing benefits. Haight Stang, LLC is a respected injury compensation firm that understands the complexities of the claim process and will provide unwavering advocacy throughout your case. Our lawyers are known for standing up to insurance carriers whose primary concerns are profits and the bottom line.

The workers' compensation system can be extremely impersonal and uncaring, regardless of a claimant's physical suffering. Our firm will never let anyone take advantage of you or your situation, and will provide steadfast representation throughout your case. We will make sure you understand all of your legal rights to compensation and aggressively protect your interests.

Call us today at (913) 815-1347 or send an email for trusted legal advice and representation if you have suffered a job-related repetitive stress injury.

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    Michael Haight

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    Best of the Bar" - Kansas City Business Journal, 2015 Michael Haight graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1993. While there, he was the recipient of both the James P. Mize Trial Advocacy Award and the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Litigation . Since 1995, his practice has been limited almost exclusively to workers' compensation claims in both Kansas and Missouri. A Caring Approach Mike spent seven years of his practice representing employers and insurance carriers. ...
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    Michael Stang

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    Mike Stang received his undergraduate degree from Benedictine College after which he spent a few years as a stockbroker and small business owner. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1998 and has spent his entire legal career practicing in the area of Workers Compensation. Mike spent the first three and a half years of his career working for one of the largest insurance defense law firms in Kansas where he got a first hand look at some of the tactics used by insurance ...

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