In just about every field of work, employees in California and elsewhere will make daily repetitive movements that can, overtime, cause serious injuries to their bodies. It is believed that these repetitive stress movements are actually a leading cause of on-the-job injuries. While some of these workplace injuries can be considered relatively minor in nature, some may result in temporary or even permanent disability.
Injuries to joints are particularly common following frequent repetitive movements. These may be from relatively small movements, such as typing on keyboards, or from larger movements, such as bending, lifting or pushing. However, such injuries can also result from major accidents in the workplace as well.
When it comes to joint and other repetitive stress injuries, the cost of treatment and recovery can vary depending on the location and severity of the injury. Different states may also offer different coverage based on the type of injury suffered. To learn more about what types of injuries may be covered under workers' compensation benefit laws in California, please visit our firm's website.
At the end of the day, if an employee suffers a repetitive stress injury, he or she does deserve to have it treated in a timely manner. However, there are those who find their workers' compensation claims denied or inadequately compensated. Injured employees in California can seek out legal assistance when filing work comp claims. By seeking help right off the bat, they may be able to receive the maximum benefit for their specific workplace injuries.