Workers' Compensation for Repetitive Stress Injuries
If you fell off a ladder and broke your back in a construction accident, there would be little doubt that your injury was work related. You can document the exact date and time it occurred.
Repetitive stress injuries develop over time rather than all at once. There may never have been a single event that caused the injury. A career of keyboarding can result in carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis. A lifetime of heavy lifting — or even just standing — can injure your back and leave you unable to work temporarily or permanently. Repetitive stress injuries are caused by a thousand small traumas rather than one large one.
A Manhattan Law Firm That Gets Results
Getting workers' compensation benefits for job-related repetitive stress injuries can be more difficult than for an injury that happened at a specific date and time. The workers' compensation attorneys of Alan M. Cass and Associates are skilled at obtaining workers' comp benefits for people who developed repetitive stress injuries because of the demands of their jobs.
We will prepare a detailed report that describes your work history, what repetitive motion was involved and how it caused your current condition. Our lawyers may refer you to a physician who is experienced in evaluating occupational injuries and showing the causal relationship between repetitive stress and injury.
The Clock Is Ticking — Don't Lose Your Right to Compensation
To protect your rights, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible about your workplace injury claim. You have two years to file a workers' compensation claim, starting from the date you knew or should have known your injury was work related.
To arrange a free consultation about your repetitive stress injury claim, call toll free 888-325-5218 or e-mail our law firm. The initial consultation is free.
From offices in Manhattan, our workers' compensation lawyers represent people with work-related repetitive stress injuries in New York City and throughout the tri-state area.