Understanding Cumulative Trauma Protecting The Rights Of Employees Statewide

Cumulative Trauma Injuries at Work

Suffering from a Repetitive Motion Injury? Call Our Miami Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for a Free Consultation.

Every year, millions of people sustain work-related injuries. Cumulative trauma, also referred to as repetitive motion, injuries are among the fastest growing in this area. These injuries are the result of excessive wear on a certain area of the body; wear that involves repetitive use over an extended period of time.

At Touby, Chait & Sicking, PL, our Miami workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help you seek maximum coverage for any type of repeated injury sustained on the job. Backed by more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we are the firm to trust with your workers’ compensation claim in Miami. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.

Common Types of Cumulative Trauma Injuries

Contrary to popular belief, hard labor is not the only type of work that can result in a cumulative trauma injury. These types of injuries can be sustained in almost any line of work, from heavy lifting out in the field to typing on a keyboard in an office setting. So long as repetitive movement and wear and tear are involved, the injury can be classified as a cumulative trauma.

Common types of cumulative trauma / repetitive motion injuries we represent include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow (Epicondylitis)

If you are experiencing any type of repetitive stress injury, do not hesitate to contact us at Touby, Chait & Sicking, PL. We will meet with you free of charge to discuss your legal options moving forward.

Are Repetitive Motion Injuries Covered by Workers’ Comp?

Cumulative trauma / repetitive motion injuries can be sustained over the course of months or even years. In fact, some of these injuries are so subtle at first that workers can silently suffer for months before the injury is actually identified and treated. In cases involving long-term rehabilitation and/or lifelong disability, workers’ compensation will be necessary.

Please note that failure to report a cumulative trauma injury or illness to your employer could hurt your chances of seeking workers’ compensation insurance. It is important to document the date of your injury, or the first recognized day of symptoms, and to alert your employer of the issue as soon as possible.

If your employer attempts to deny or delay your workers’ compensation claim, contact our Miami workers’ compensation team immediately. We can help you take legal action to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to after any type of repetitive motion injury.

Schedule a free consultation at our office by calling 305.363.6400 or by filling out a case evaluation form on our website. We are here to help.

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