Although many businesses have been affected by the Order of the Governor in response to the Covid-19 virus the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system remains open and available to help those injured at work.

We also possess the technology to support remote work efforts and we want to reassure you that we remain fully operational and responsive to all of your legal needs.

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic our firm has decided to WAIVE ALL WEEKLY ATTORNEY FEES for every new Workers’ Compensation client for the rest of 2020.  We want to do our part to give back to the community.  We will continue to reduce our fees on ALL lump sum settlement as well.

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AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Understanding different types of repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries can be painful and difficult to live with and can make it challenging for sufferers to work or perform daily activities. Workers’ compensation protections may be able to help injured workers who are suffering from repetitive stress injuries.

Different types of repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries refer to a gradual buildup of damage to the muscles, tendons and nerves from repetitive motion activity. There are a variety of different types of repetitive stress injuries workers and others may suffer including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Bursitis;
  • Tendonitis;
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis; and
  • Tennis elbow, among others.

What are the symptoms of repetitive stress injuries?

Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries can be debilitating including:

  • Pain that can vary in intensity and can include chronic pain;
  • Tenderness;
  • Swelling;
  • Stiffness;
  • Tingling and numbness;
  • Throbbing;
  • Weakness; and
  • Sensitivity to cold or heat

Repetitive stress injuries can sometimes be difficult to treat. Treatment can include rest, ice, compression, elevation, certain medications and exercises, as well as other types of treatment. Workers suffering with a repetitive stress injury should know what to watch for and the protections available to them.

A variety of different professions can be impacted by repetitive stress injuries. Dental hygienists, construction workers, cleaners, cooks, bus drivers, musicians and others, including those who work at a computer, may all be vulnerable to repetitive stress injuries. When a worker is unable to continue to work because of a repetitive stress injury, it is helpful for them to be aware that workers’ compensation benefits may be able to help and how to obtain them.