Cumulative Trauma Injury Lawyers Morris County, NJ
Morristown Repetitive Stress Injuries Attorneys
Generally, there are two types of injuries you may sustain at work. There are “specific injuries,” such as when an employee falls off a ladder and sprains her ankle, and “cumulative trauma” injuries, which happen gradually over a period of time or during a course of repetitive action (which is why cumulative trauma injuries are also called repetitive injuries).
In New Jersey, cumulative trauma injuries are recognized to the same extent as specific workplace injuries. This means that workers suffering from cumulative trauma injuries are entitled to the same level of compensation as those injured in a workplace accident.
At the Law Offices of Smith & Doran, we understand the stakes involved with your cumulative trauma injury, and we are ready to provide personal and effective legal representation. We know how to fight for your future while at the same time always maintaining an open line of communication.
Types of Cumulative Trauma Injuries
Simply stated, a cumulative trauma injury is an injury that occurs over time, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to high blood pressure. Common examples of cumulative trauma injuries include:
- Hand and/or wrist pain from typing or other repetitive hand movements
- Knee pain from walking and climbing
- Chronic back pain due to heavy lifting
- Respiratory problems, such as emphysema, caused or aggravated by exposure to toxins and/or chemicals
- Hearing problems caused by exposure to loud noises
- Anxiety, depression, loss of sleep, stomach problems, and/or jaw problems caused by stress
- Aggravated blood pressure
- Aggravation of a prior injury or other physical condition
Repetitive Stress and Repetitive Motion Injuries Lawyers Parsippany, NJ
Repetitive motion injuries—also called repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) and repeated motion injuries (RMIs)—are the most rapidly growing category of workplace injuries. The most common type of repetitive motion injury is carpal tunnel syndrome, which primarily affects the hands, wrists, and forearms. Other parts of the body, however, such as the shoulders and back, are also susceptible to injury if required to perform the same motion repeatedly in a short period of time.
When identified early, repetitive motion injuries can often be treated with rest, light medication, and physical therapy exercises, but the most serious cases—generally those left untreated—can escalate to lifelong physical disabilities. Using workers’ compensation to address any issues as soon as you notice them is your best bet, for your health and your livelihood.
Contact a Morristown Cumulative Trauma and Repetitive Stress Injury Attorney
Robert A. Smith of Smith & Doran is an AV® Preeminent rated attorney committed to building long-lasting partnerships with his clients. AV® Preeminent is the highest possible rating given by Martindale Hubbel Peer Review Ratings™, considered to be the industry standard in accurately scoring lawyers on a combination of their legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.
Bob Smith prides himself on providing personal but professional legal counsel, and he believes open and honest communication with his clients is the key to building a long-lasting partnership based on trust.
If you or a loved one suffer from a cumulative trauma injury due to tasks you perform at work, you may be -entitled to workers’ compensation. To schedule a cost-free consultation with Bob Smith and the law team of Smith & Doran, contact us online or through our Morristown offices at 973-261-6254 today.