Workplace Repetitive Motion Injuries in North Carolina
Although the majority of work-related injuries come in the form of an accident or a specific event that causes injury, some of the most disabling injuries arise from repetitive activity.
Repetitive motion injuries or repetitive stress injuries (RSI) can impact your capabilities to perform at your highest level or efficiently perform without discomfort. Injuries that result from continuous and fast-paced production work happen to the hardest working individuals. Positions that often lead to developing repetitive motion injuries include:
- Secretarial work
- Reservationist work
- Factory work
- Small product assembly
What to Do If You are Suffering from a Repetitive Strain Injury Due to Work
If you think you may be suffering from an RSI, you should notify your employer and consult with a medical provider. You must go to the medical provider your employer refers you to. If you are not happy with the treatment you receive, you may request to change physicians by following the process set out by NC workers' compensation law.
A lawyer that has workers' compensation experience will help limit your stress and ensure that you receive proper medical treatment and the compensation you need to recover.