Repetitive Trauma Injuries in Atlanta
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Many people do not realize their pain and physical problems were caused by years of repetitive use or trauma at work. In addition, they do not realize they could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. It is important to know that you do not have to sustain one major accident or trauma to become injured, as many of our clients have been injured by doing repetitive work over an extended period of time.
What Are Repetitive Trauma Injuries?
You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as a result of repetitive-use injuries (also called repetitive trauma).
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Disc injuries from repetitive bending
- Shoulder injuries from overhead work
- Knee injuries from climbing into and out of trucks
At Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, our Atlanta traumatic injury attorneys know that the pain from a repetitive use injury can be just as real as the pain from a specific accident.
Could I Have a Repetitive Use Injury?
Repetitive use injuries are most often experienced by people who have jobs that involve duties that are performed over and over during the day, such as office jobs with a lot of typing, factory assembly jobs, delivery driver positions, and warehouse jobs.
Often, people do not realize they have sustained a repetitive-use injury until it becomes very serious. They may feel tingling or numbness in their hands, arms, legs or feet for a long time before realizing they have been injured and the severe pain starts.
If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of a repetitive use injury, like carpal tunnel syndrome, it is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible and then contact our law office. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers help guide you in the right direction.
Comprehensive Guidance for Your Injury Case
If you do not know how to find a doctor, our workers’ compensation attorneys in Atlanta can help. Employers are required by law to have a panel of physicians available to provide medical treatment for work-related injuries. If they fail to do so, or if you are unhappy with the physician they provided, we can assist by ensuring you receive the medical treatment you need and to which you are entitled.