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Workers’ Compensation Covers Repetitive Stress Injuries
Many people are under the impression that workers’ compensation is available only to those who were injured in traumatic on-the-job accidents, like a fall. That is simply not the case. Injuries caused by repetitive stress can be very serious and people who suffer from them deserve benefits as well.
At Law Offices of Ira C. Yellin, LLC, we help people secure workers’ comp benefits for those suffering from repetitive motion injuries. With more than 30 years of experience, our skilled lawyer understands Massachusetts’ work comp laws and how to prove that you need benefits. We are available to assist you at every stage of the process, from preparing an initial filing to appealing a denied claim.
What Is A Repetitive Stress Injury?
Repetitive motion injuries develop over time due to the repeated use of a certain part of the body. They are quite common among people who spend most of their work days performing one type of activity.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Shoulder, neck, knee and back injuries
These cases are sometimes more challenging than other workers’ compensation cases because the injury is not clearly visible. Insurers often argue that some type of activity outside the workplace caused the injury, or that the injury isn’t significant enough to deserve the payment of benefits.
To overcome these claims, aattorney Ira Yellin works with occupational and medical experts who can explain the cause of the injury and how the injury affects your ability to work. Our goal is to secure fair benefits for our clients through aggressive and persistent representation. If negotiations are not productive, we will present your case at a hearing to protect your right to compensation.
In many cases a lump sum settlement can be obtained, proving further financial security for our client and their family.