Workers Compensation for Repetitive Strain Injury

Since the 1990s, the number of workers filing worker’s compensation claims for repetitive strain injury has exploded.  A big reason for the increase in worker’s compensation claims is that many workers have spent increased hours on their computers over the past two decades, leading many to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other repetitive strain injury that was caused by your work activities, then you may be able to file a worker’s compensation claim.  By filing a worker’s compensation claim, you agree that all of the compensation for your injury will come from the worker’s compensation fund, and that you will not sue your employer for additional compensation. It is illegal for your employer to fire you for filing a worker’s compensation claim.  The worker’s compensation program is designed to protect you; so, if you have suffered repetitive strain injury on the job, then in most states, you may file a worker’s compensation claim, seeking financial compensation for your injuries.


Comments

Workers Compensation for Repetitive Strain Injury — 1 Comment

  1. Would I be entitled to workers compensation.I have repetitive strain injury to my wrist & hand,I worked for pembrokeshire county council for 14 years as a toll collector taking Payments for around 5-6 hundred cars per shift.I had treatment for it but it still cause`s me discomfort and pain.I have no grip strength at all

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.