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Illinois workers’ compensation for repetitive stress injuries

April 20th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

lucyInjuries caused by performing the same motion over and over again are called repetitive stress injuries. Repetitive stress injuries include, but are not limited to the following:

  • bursitis
  • carpal tunnel
  • tendinitis
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis

Repetitive stress injuries can be caused by non-strenuous activities like typing or other physical activities such as lifting heavy objects. If you suspect that you have fallen victim to a similar injury, see a doctor and tell your employer immediately.

If you have suffered from a repetitive stress injury that was not caused by your job, but may be aggravated by your job, you may still receive benefits. Although your insurance company may deny your claim, you should still file a claim if you have worsening symptoms due to your job. If your benefits are denied, having an attorney can make a big difference. There are, however, deadlines that must be followed, so don’t take too much time to decide if you would like to file a claim.

Under the Illinois workers’ compensation system, repetitive stress injuries are covered for workers. The coverage is 100% and includes all medical benefits to cover diagnosis and treatment costs such as surgery and also physical therapy that is related to the injury from work. Injured workers are also eligible for compensation of lost wages for the time that they may be out due to their injury. Permanent injuries have additional benefits as well.

If you are filing a workers’ compensation suit, contact a workers’ compensation attorney for assistance. Attorneys at the Law Offices of Francis J Discipio in Illinois can help you file your lawsuit today.

Written by Staff Writer

April 20th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

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