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Repetitive Motion Claims

What Are Overuse Injuries?

Overuse injuries include tendonitis and bursitis and are categorized as cumulative trauma disorders that result from repetitive use over time. The term refers to several diagnoses, including recreational, habitual, and occupational activities. When these injuries are caused due to occupational circumstances, they may result in repetitive motion claims. In fact, these types of injuries account for approximately 60% of all work-related injuries.

Types of Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries, also referred to as repetitive stress injuries, can be temporary or permanent and include damage to the nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. A common repetitive motion disorder is carpal tunnel syndrome. This occurs when the median nerve, which travels to the hand from the forearm becomes compressed by swollen tendons and ligaments. Individuals who work on assembly lines or use computer keyboards are especially prone to this injury.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness and loss of motion and flexibility, as well as being very painful. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent loss function.

Other types of repetitive motion injuries are tendonitis, characterized by tears in the tissue that attaches muscle to bone; tenosynovitis, the irritation between the tendon and the surrounding sheath; myofascial damage, or swelling and tenderness due to overworking muscles; and cervical radiculopathy, or compression of the disks in the neck area.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries are comprised of soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries are unique in that they can be difficult to prove or disprove. Therefore, it is important to speak with a qualified Joliet personal injury lawyer if you or someone you care about is suffering from a work-related repetitive motion injury.

A qualified personal injury attorney will help guide you through the legal process, making sure you acquire and retain all the necessary documentation to help prove your case. This is an important step in ensuring you receive fair compensation.

Shea Law Group

At Shea Law Group, we have handled countless cases involving repetitive motion injuries. Our dedicated legal team has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you achieve the settlement you are entitled to. Reach out to us today to book you free, no-obligation consultation by calling (877)-365-0040. We know what it takes to achieve the positive outcome you deserve, and our Joliet personal injury lawyers will work diligently to win your case. You have nothing to lose, as we never charge you a dime unless we collect for you.