Many jobs requiring performing the same motions repeatedly, every work day. Over time, this can take its toll on a workers’ health. Eventually, this type of injury may make it difficult for them to do their jobs. It’s important for injured workers to have an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer to help them get the benefits they deserve. The attorneys at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP can help.
An injury that occurs after performing the same motions over and over is called a repetitive motion injury. It can affect people in many different types of jobs. High-risk fields include office work, manufacturing, food processing, construction and retail.
A repetitive motion injury can occur in the hand, wrist, arm, elbow, shoulder, back or even knees. Repeating the same motion over and over can eventually cause damage to muscles, nerves, tendons and ligaments, resulting in pain. Repetitive motion injuries can be treated, but an injured worker may have to miss time from work.
The Law Provides Benefits for Workers with Repetitive Motion Injuries
Workers who suffer from a repetitive motion injury on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. But the claims process can be frustrating. And employers and insurance companies may challenge the claim. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side.
We can help you with your workers’ compensation claim every step of the way. We make sure you fill out the correct paperwork with all of the necessary information, and that you meet all deadlines. We gather evidence that supports your claim, including accident reports and medical records.
We’re Prepared to Fight for You From Start to Finish
If your claim is denied, we will provide vigorous representation at all hearings during the appeals process. We will challenge any attempts by the employer or insurance company to cut off your benefits before you are ready to return to work.
In some cases, injured workers may not be able to go back to the same job because of their injury. The state’s workers’ compensation system provides workers with vocational rehabilitation that helps with training, education and job placement services to find a new job. We will fight to make sure you get all the benefits you deserve under the law.
Our firm is dedicated to helping injured workers in Illinois. To learn more about how we can help you with your claim, contact us today.