Jobs that involve repetitive use of your hands and wrist can cause serious work-related injuries. Hundreds of jobs require repetitive use, repetitive motion, or repetitive stress; however, the following types of workers and work activities are frequently associated with repetitive motion injuries:
- Assembly Line Workers
- Checkout Line Workers (Scanning Items)
- Data Entry Specialists
- Data Processing Specialists
- Factor Workers
- Typing and Administrative Work
- Operating Vibrating Tools
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome are two types of repetitive motion injuries that frequently occur in the workplace. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a type of nerve damage caused by compression and irritation of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel, a bony canal in the palm side of the wrist. Common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include numbness and tingling, especially on the thumb-side of the hand, wrist pain, a “pins and needles” feeling, grip weakness, and lack of coordination.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is caused by an injury to, or repetitive movement of, the nerve that runs behind the elbow. It can also be caused by running machinery or leaning or resting on the elbow for long periods of time. Common symptoms of Cubital Tunnel Sydrome include pain and numbness in hand, especially in the ring and little fingers of the hand, and, in some cases, weakness and pain in the hand and elbow.
TYPES OF WORK FREQUENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES
Some of the worst work-related injuries occur as a result of months or years of physical and repetitive stress on muscles and joints. In many cases, these injuries gradually worsen over time until the worker realizes that they have intense pain and have lost sensation in their elbows, wrists, hands, or fingers.
- Assembly Line
- Data Processing
- Factory Jobs With Quotas
- Grocery Store Clerks
- Machine Operators
- Textile Mills
- Working With Vibrating Tools
Because repetitive stress injuries typically develop slowly and over a long period of time, it may be difficult to convince an insurance adjuster or judge that your injury is work-related. We know this and can help you find a doctor who can correctly diagnose and treat your injury.
How an Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Assist You
Being hurt while working can be a scary experience and may leave you wondering how you’re going to pay your medical bills or support yourself and your family. To make sure that you never have to worry about these things, you need the help of the attorneys at Bader Law Firm, LLC. We’ll work hard to make sure that your claim for workers’ compensation benefits is approved! Call us now at 404-888-8888 for more details about how we can start helping you today.