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What is a Repetitive Motion Claim?

Overuse Injuries Lead to Repetitive Motion Claims

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

Types of Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion can result in an injury that is either temporary or permanent and may include damage to the nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. A common repetitive motion claim involves carpal tunnel syndrome. This injury occurs when the median nerve, which travels to the hand from the forearm becomes compressed by swollen tendons and ligaments. Individuals who spend many hours using computer keyboards or work on assembly lines are especially prone to carpal tunnel syndrome.

This injury can cause numbness as well as loss of motion and flexibility. Additionally, it is very painful, and if left untreated, it can lead to permanent loss of function.

Other examples of repetitive motion injuries include 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 usually comprised of soft tissue injuries. These claims are unique in that they are often difficult to prove. They are equally difficult to disprove. This is why we strongly recommend speaking with a qualified Elgin 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, guiding you take the proper steps to acquiure all the necessary documentation you’ll need to prove your case. Being fully prepared will help ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Shea Law Group

At Shea Law Group, we have handled hundreds of cases involving repetitive motion injuries. Our compassionate legal team has the expertise necessary to help you achieve the settlement you are entitled to. Reach out to us today to book you free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Elgin injury lawyer by calling (877)-365-0040. We have what it takes to achieve the positive outcome you deserve.