Because professional installers often perform the same task repeatedly on the job, it is common for installers to suffer from repetitive stress injuries. Anytime workers do the same task with their bodies over and over again, the body doesn’t have enough time to heal before damage occurs again. As a result, workers suffer injuries over time due to the tasks they have to perform on the job.
Some of the types of repetitive stress injuries professional installers may suffer from include:
- Back strains – when damage to the ligaments and muscles occur, lower back pain can be severe
- Tendonitis – the inflammation of a tendon, which results in tenderness and pain
- Bursitis – inflammation of a bursa, which occurs at the shoulder, elbow, or knee
- Epicondylitis – inflammation of the tendon where it attaches to the bone at the elbow
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – when the ulnar nerve is compressed at the elbow
Because these types of injuries aren’t a disease or a specific one-time traumatic event, many workers don’t realize these conditions are still real injuries they should be compensated for through workers’ compensation benefits. Any one of these injuries can impact a person’s ability to perform his job.
If you have suffered any type of repetitive stress injury at work in Florida, you have rights to workers’ compensation benefits under the law. To learn more about your legal rights, contact a knowledgeable Florida workers’ compensation lawyer. You can reach the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free consultation today.