Job-Related Repetitive Strain Injuries

July 28, 2020

Repetitive strain injuries, or RSIs, are injuries that result from performing the same movements over and over. Many people repeat the same tasks over many years at work, which may lead to injuries over time. Hard physical labor is not required to suffer an RSI, and many people sustain physical strain performing simple clerical and office work. Fortunately, when people sustain work-related injuries, they may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation.

Types of Repetitive Strain Injury

RSIs encompass a wide variety of injuries, but the following are some of the more common repetitive strain injuries:

  • Carpal Tunnel 
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Tunnel Entrapment
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Tenosynovitis

While these cover many of the common types of RSIs, many other injuries can result from long-term overuse of any part of the body. As a result, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation, even if you have not received a specific diagnosis. Many doctors label these types of generic RSIs, “diffuse repetitive strain injuries.”

Symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive strain injuries can cause serious problems that affect not only their work life but also their home life. Back injuries may make it challenging to perform general tasks, such as tying your shoes or doing dishes, while carpal tunnel may make holding a glass or opening a door difficult. Some common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Tingling
  • Discomfort
  • Numbness

Retain a Personal Injury Attorney Immediately

If you believe you have suffered a workplace repetitive strain injury, it’s essential to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Workers’ compensation insurers may do everything possible to minimize your benefits. While proving an injury is work-related is easy for some types of injuries, it may be more difficult to prove an injury that resulted from months or years of overuse.

The attorneys at Saladino & Schaaf have decades of experience representing Kentuckians who have been injured while on the job.  Call us today at 270-444-0406 or 270-753-1529, or contact us online for a free consultation.




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