Every year, millions of people suffer from job-related injuries. A great number of these injuries develop as the result of a sudden accident or a singular traumatic event, such as a fall, an explosion, or a machinery accident. However, the many work-related injuries develop gradually, as a result of repetitive trauma. These types of injuries, may also qualify injured workers for benefits under workers’ compensation insurance. Worker’s comp insurance reimburses employees for losses related to injuries suffered while on the job. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always accept worker’s comp claims. It may also be difficult to prove a repetitive trauma injury because it is not directly related to an isolated event. However, The Spencer Law Firm has a great deal of experience working with repetitive stress injuries and workers comp claims in the San Antonio, TX area. Their expertise can be a benefit to anyone seeking compensation for damages related to a repetitive stress injury.
What to Do When a Repetitive Trauma Injury Develops
Because repetitive trauma injuries develop gradually and worsen over time, many people are not immediately aware that their body has been damaged. As symptoms develop, they may be experienced periodically and can vary from mild to severe. If a worker suspects they are suffering from a repetitive trauma injury, they should keep a journal detailing what symptoms they experience, and when those symptoms materialize. This can be helpful when it comes to diagnosing the injury. It is also important to report symptoms to an employer so that a worker’s comp claim can be filed and medical treatment can be sought as soon as possible. We are happy to assist workers in filing a worker’s comp claim, and throughout any proceedings that may follow. We will fight to ensure that our clients receive the full extent of the benefits they are due for such injuries, including compensation for medical treatment and lost wages.
If you suspect that you have developed a repetitive stress injury related to your job duties, you should file a worker’s comp claim as soon as possible. If you have questions about this process or are looking for legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected, the attorneys at Spencer Law Firm can help. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case. We look forward to hearing from you.