When most people think of needing a personal injury lawyer, they think of suffering a single accident resulting in a catastrophic injury. However, the overuse of a specific body part, such as the wrist or elbow, can also cause serious injuries resulting in long-term pain and requiring significant medical attention. Called repetitive trauma injuries or repetitive use injuries, these conditions can be debilitating and may entitle you to monetary benefits.
If you are suffering the effects of a repetitive trauma injury and want to learn more about your legal options, contact Joe Dunn. He is skilled in both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, and can help obtain the compensation you deserve.
Repetitive trauma injuries are almost always the result of repetitive activity at work. Joe can represent people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, back degeneration, repeated back strain and other workplace injuries as the result of:
- Bending and lifting heavy objects
- Typing on a keyboard
- Using a jackhammer, lawn mower or other vibrating equipment
- Working with heavy equipment
- Driving nails or placing screws
- And other jobs that require constant flexing and extending of the joints and muscles
Even though your injury did not result from a single, identifiable accident, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation. Joe Dunn can help.
Injured persons applying for workers’ compensation as the result of repetitive trauma may find it challenging to collect the benefits they need. Joe Dunn will work with your treating physician in order to show a causal relationship between the repetitive motion and your injuries. He will assert your rights and be aggressive advocates on your behalf during the workers’ compensation process.