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Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries – Milwaukee Worker’s Compensation Attorneys

Good Milwaukee worker’s compensation attorneys can help you understand repetitive stress injuries and make sure you are compensated if you have suffered an injury due to work-related activities.

More than 100 different types of job-induced injuries and illnesses are considered occupational repetitive stress injuries. These are injuries occurring as a result of normal wear and tear on the body. If you have suffered from one of these, it is in your best interest to speak with Milwaukee worker’s compensation attorneys to make sure you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to from those responsible.

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, occupational RSIs are one of the fastest growing workplace injuries and can result any time there is a mismatch between physical requirements of a job and the physical capacity of an employee’s body.

RSIs can result from repetitive motion, force, awkward posture, heavy lifting or any combination of those factors and may be so severe they inhibit a worker’s ability to complete simple tasks. In the most severe cases, the injury may make it impossible for an employee to perform his or her job.

These injuries account for one in four lost-time injuries and illnesses. Of those, 65 percent involved backs and 32 percent involved upper extremities. Additionally, OSHA estimates that one in every three worker’s compensation dollars are used to pay for RSIs. The indirect cost to employers are estimated to be five times that.

If you have suffered a work-related RSI, you may want to speak with Milwaukee worker’s compensation attorneys who can help you make sure you get the benefits you deserve. Call today for your free, initial consultation.

 

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