Inver Grove Heights Attorney Litigates Repetitive Stress Injury Claims
Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer represents employees and businesses
Nelson Law Office represents both workers who have developed injuries over the course of months or years of work and Inver Grove Heights employers defending against this type of claim. Workers’ compensation doesn’t just apply to those who slip or fall at work. It also provides benefits for those who are hurt due to repetitive motions or extended exposure. Workers often suffer damage to their muscles, their back, their ears and other body systems over the course of their employment. Damage can even develop due to bending or working in awkward physical positions. But, these injuries also develop in many people over time for reasons unrelated to work. If you have damage due to a repetitive motion or long-term exposure, or if your company is facing this type of claim from an employee, I can help.
Getting workers the compensation they need
Our bodies may not be designed for factory work or office jobs. Repeating the same motions over and over can wear down our bodies, even when there is no heavy lifting involved. In fact, an activity as basic as typing can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. This hand and wrist injury is a common reason for extended absences from work. I have successfully helped injured workers get benefits from their employers for many types of work injuries.
Other types of long-term work injuries
In addition to injuries due to long-term repetition, some injuries are caused by long-term exposure. Workers may experience hearing loss due to exposure to noise. A variety of injuries are possible from repeated exposure to machinery vibrations. Some workers have even been able to collect workers’ compensation after a heart attack. I help workers through the process of applying for workers’ compensation and appealing if your claim is denied.
Common repetitive stress injuries among Inver Grove Heights workers
Some of the most common types of exposure and repetitive stress injuries are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendinitis and tendinosis
- Hearing loss
- Back problems
- De Quervain syndrome
- Tennis elbow
I litigate claims involving repetitive strain injuries of any type, including damage to the hands, arms, wrist, back or neck.
Defending businesses against repetitive stress injury claims
Most repetitive stress injuries can be caused by a variety of activities other than work. I work to defend your company by showing that the worker developed the injury before employment or outside of work. I also use available evidence to show that workers waited too long after the onset of their injury to bring a claim under Minnesota state law. I use a variety of techniques to provide a solid defense to businesses when possible or to reach a settlement when necessary.
If you are involved in a repetitive stress injury claim, call today
Nelson Law Office provides experienced and skilled help to injured workers and to employers defending their businesses. Call me at 651-724-9830 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.