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Bloomington Repetitive Stress Injury Attorney

Pekin workers' comp attorneys for repetitive stress injuries

Workers' Compensation Lawyers for Injuries Caused by Repeated Motion in McLean, Sangamon, and Macon Counties

Employees who are injured in the workplace can receive workers' compensation benefits that will cover the costs of medical care and make up for income lost due to a temporary or permanent disability. While these benefits apply to injuries suffered in workplace accidents, they also cover any other injuries that a person experiences while working, including those that build up over an extended amount of time. Around a third of all work injuries consist of repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs. To ensure that these types of injuries are covered by workers' comp, employees should work with a skilled attorney when filing a claim.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have been working with injury victims for more than 40 years, and we have helped recover over $100 million in compensation for injured workers. With our understanding of workers' compensation laws and experience representing clients in negotiations with insurance companies and litigation in the courtroom, our lawyers are prepared to fight to make sure you receive the financial resources your family needs. We will work to give you the respect, response, and results you need.

Types of Repetitive Stress Injuries

Regular, repeated motions of the hands, arms, legs, waist, or neck can cause small amounts of damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. This damage can build up over months or years of performing the same types of work-related tasks, and it can lead to chronic pain, tingling, numbness, weak muscles, loss of range of motion, and swelling or irritation in the parts of the body that are affected. Some common repetitive stress injuries include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - Regular use of computer keyboards, cash registers, or other tools that require fine motor movements can lead to pinched nerves that affect the use of the arms, wrists, hands, and fingers.
  • Degenerative disc disease - Bending, stooping, crawling, and lifting can cause damage to the discs in the spine, and these types of back injuries can lead to significant pain and reduced mobility.
  • Bursitis - The sacs of fluid that provide a cushion around joints can become inflamed, leading to pain, swelling, and potential infections. Bursitis commonly occurs in the knees, elbows, hips, or heels.
  • Tendonitis - Inflammation of the tendons can affect mobility in different parts of the body, including the Achilles heel, the knees, and the rotator cuffs in the shoulders.
  • Epicondylitis - This condition, which is commonly known as "tennis elbow," is caused by repeated twisting of the wrist, including while using screwdrivers, hammers, or other tools. Damage to the muscles and tendons that are connected to the elbow can lead to pain and weakness in the forearm and wrist.

In many cases, employees who suffer from repetitive stress injuries struggle to receive workers' compensation benefits. Employers or insurance companies may claim that these types of injuries were unrelated to the work a person has performed, and coverage for the expenses related to an injury may be denied. To ensure that you can receive benefits that cover the costs of your medical care and address any loss of income you have experienced, you should work with our attorneys when filing a workers' comp claim. We will help you demonstrate that your injury is work-related, and we will fight to help you receive the benefits you deserve.

Contact Our Champaign County Repetitive Strain Injury Lawyers

A repetitive stress injury can not only cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, but it can affect your ability to continue working. The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney will help you receive workers' comp benefits that will pay for all medical care that is needed, including surgeries or physical therapy. We will also make sure you are compensated for the loss of income due to a temporary disability or a permanent impairment. To learn more about how we can help with your workers' compensation claim, contact us and schedule a free consultation by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We provide legal help with workers' comp cases in Peoria, Sangamon County, Quincy, Champaign, Pekin, Tazewell County, Macomb, Peoria County, Springfield, Bloomington, Macon County, Schuyler County, Rushville, McDonough County, Champaign County, McLean County, Decatur, Adams County, and throughout central Illinois and the surrounding areas.

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