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Repetitive trauma may be grounds for a workers’ comp claim

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

According to Illinois law, most workers must be provided with workers’ compensation insurance to cover medical bills and other expenses in case of a workplace injury. Despite these laws, injured workers may still find it difficult to get the support and help that they need after a work accident. This is particularly true for those suffering from repetitive trauma related to their job.

Repetitive strain injuries are often overlooked because they are not the result of an accident, but are instead caused by repeating the same motions over and over again. Those who type, work on an assembly line or people whose physical tasks are the same every day are at particularly high risk for these injuries. They can be quite painful, even affecting a person’s ability to do his or her job. Some repetitive trauma requires surgery or long-term rehabilitation.

We fight for those who have struggled to claim the benefits to which they are entitled. Illinois workers’ compensation benefits would apply to those who suffer from repetitive trauma, but employers and insurance providers sometimes seek to undermine a victim’s case, denying or disputing a claim. We know how to navigate the system, helping you seek the medical care and support you need.

After a workplace accident or a diagnosis of an injury caused by repetitive trauma, workers can turn to our team for counsel and support during this difficult time. The system may be complex, but you do not have to face the process alone. From the initial claim to appealing a denied claim, we are on your side.

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