Accidents vs. Repetitive Injuries or Occupational Diseases

Many times, there will be a specific incident which causes the work injury, such as a car accident, fall, or work involving lifting an object. This usually presents a more straightforward workers' compensation case. In many circumstances though, the worker will be doing a certain task over a period of time which brings on the injury suffered. Repetitive stress injuries often occur in the back, hand, wrist, elbow, forearm, shoulder, or knee. One might also be exposed to a particular substance that causes a damaging medical condition. Repetitive motion injuries and occupational diseases are generally more difficult to prove, and more often require the aid of an attorney. It is not unusual that the employer or the insurance company deny repetitive motion claims. Do not despair, the Law Office Of John Adams Christiansen, L.C. has successfully prosecuted many such cases successfully. Call 816-298-9892 or e-mail us.