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Repetitive Stress Injuries in GA

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Most people often think of workplace injuries as one-time, freak accidents. However, there are many injuries that are developed over a long period of time from repetitive motions which are part of daily job duties. Employees who have developed repetitive stress injuries (RSI) on the job may be able to file for workers’ compensation in Georgia.

Common types of RSI include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Writer's cramp
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ganglion
  • DeQuervain’s syndrome

At Herbert Chestnut & Associates​, we are committed to helping our clients obtain the benefits they deserve. As a three-time winner of the Workers’ Comp Attorney of the Year award, our Cobb County workers’ comp lawyers possess the extensive knowledge of Georgia workers’ comp law to guide you through the complexities of the legal system in order to obtain the best results possible.

Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries

RSI often involves musculoskeletal pain, which affects muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and even spinal discs. Symptoms can include aches, swelling, tingling, numbness, and pain.

One-third of all workplace injuries are related to musculoskeletal disorders. These injuries typically happen in manufacturing, transportation, and nursing industries. However, it is an occupational disease which workers from various professional can develop over time.

The following are the common causes of RSI:

  • Computer keyboard typing
  • Clicking a computer mouse
  • Static posturing
  • Bar-code scanning
  • Moving heavy objects
  • Moving and stacking boxes
  • Using power tools
  • Operating heavy machinery
  • Stocking warehouse inventory
  • Gardening and landscaping

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