Repetitive Stress Injuries
Alexandria, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys – 571.290.2390
Some of the worst and longest-lasting injuries you can suffer in the workplace
are not caused by a single accident, but instead by numerous repetitions
of a specific action or motion. Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) can occur
in almost any work setting, but they tend to occur in office spaces where
workers conduct a singular type of work for long hours. For example, typing
on a keyboard for 40 or more hours a week can start to wear down the fingers,
wrists, and forearms to the point of injury or debilitation.
If you have suffered an RSI due to your occupation, come to The Barrera
Law Firm, PLLC and our workers’ compensation lawyers in Alexandria.
We are the trusted legal team in Virginia when it comes to standing up
for the rights of injured workers. Find out what our 30+ years of collective
legal experience can do for you and your
workers’ comp claim by
contacting our law firm today.
Consequences of a Repetitive Stress Injury
An RSI can afflict any part of your body, as long as that body part regularly
performs singular or similar motions throughout the day. If you are feeling
chronic pain, soreness, or stiffness that goes beyond regular muscle aches,
it might be a sign of an RSI. Be sure to see a medical provider if your
condition is persistent or worsens, and let your employer know if their
diagnoses relates to the injury of your occupation.
Common injuries or health conditions associated with repetitive stress
- Carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis from typing or writing
Lower back pain from
lifting product or cargo
- Knee injuries from jobs that keep you on your feet
- Neck stiffness from sitting upright all day
In any situation, if the injury is related to your occupation and limits
your ability to complete your expected job duties, you should be able
to collect workers’ compensation through a successful claim. Benefits
granted should include temporary wage replacement and the cost of necessary
medical care, at least.
We Support Workers from All Sorts of Occupations
Whether you are an office worker or retail employee, you can depend on
our Virginia workers’ compensation lawyers to help you with your
RSI claim. We focus on handling every aspect of our clients’ cases
so they can relax, take care of themselves, and not worry about the legal
complexities that can arise in a case. It is all part of The Barrera Law
You can get a
free case evaluation by calling 571.290.2390. We also help clients in Maryland & D.C.