While most workplace injuries are physical injuries to your body caused by a specific incident or accident, repetitive physical stress injuries and mental stress can cause significant limitations to your body and your ability to work as well. As these injuries cannot be physically shown in the same way that a broken bone can be, they require extensive and ample documentation to be effectively used in a claim. Our team is available to walk you through the steps of compiling all the evidence needed to have your claim approved.
A stress injury occurs when too much stress is repeatedly placed on the same part of the body. These injuries take time to develop and are often overlooked by injured workers. When workers perform the same actions over and over, this can cause temporary or even permanent damage. Symptoms of a stress injury are tenderness, stiffness, throbbing pain, and cramping. One of the most common workplace stress injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, which commonly occurs to workers who spend most of their day typing on the computer.
Mental health and distress can also be a byproduct of your work environment and can be used in a claim for workers’ compensation. If you can prove that your work environment has caused you above-normal stress or severe anxiety due to extremely negative working conditions, a traumatic event occurred while you were working, or your mental stress or anxiety is due to a physical injury on the job, you may be eligible for benefits.
If you have experienced a mental or physical stress injury due to your work activity, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. At EMD Law, our workers’ compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If your case is accepted, there is no fee unless we recover benefits for you. If your work-related injury is preventing you from continuing with your job, give our experienced team a call today to discuss your claim.