We know that you never expected to suffer from a workplace injury, but we also know that not all injuries look the same. If you need a Los Angeles repetitive motion injury lawyer, we are ready to help you today.
At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our qualified and experienced team understands the complexities of these cases and that repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are denied by workers compensation insurance more often. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you need today.
While we know that there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported to the BLS during the latest reporting year, that does not tell us everything we need to know about work injuries. Most of us think of traumas (tool mishaps, falls, car crashes, etc.), but RSIs are just are debilitating.
First, we want to get some of the common terminologies out there when it comes to these injuries:
All of these are the same things, and they happen over longer periods of time. These injuries occur when a worker performs the same motion over and over again. This can happen over the course of months or even years. You have likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is the most well-known RSI and affects around 2.7 percent of the population in the US.
Repetitive motion injuries affect workers in all industries. Some of the most common industries affected include:
You can picture their jobs in your head, workers performing the same motions over and over in an assembly line fashion.
Most of these injuries are preventable, especially when employers take the time to properly train their workers and provide them with the equipment necessary to do their jobs.
Unfortunately, it is not as easy to identify a workplace cause for many of these injuries. That is why these claims may be denied by employers or workers compensation insurers more often than other workplace injuries. This can leave workers with no options when it comes to treating their injuries or dealing with disabilities due to an RSI.
If you or a loved one have suffered from a workplace repetitive motion injury, you may need to secure legal assistance in order to secure the benefits you deserve. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we understand that these cases can become complex, but we will work to get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure coverage for the following: