Seeking Compensation For Workers Suffering From Repetitive Stress Injuries
Many injuries in the workplace are caused by the repetitive stress or strain put on a body over the years. When these motions are repeated, the stress can damage the body, making it more susceptible to injury.
As a New Brunswick attorney representing clients with repetitive stress injury claims, I have helped countless individuals injured while performing the same job task over and over. If you have been injured in this way, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of John D. Kovac immediately.
I Understand Employer Insurance Providers
As an occupational injury or illness, repetitive stress injury claims often are challenged by employers’ insurance providers. Commonly, an insurer will assert that your condition was pre-existing or that the injury resulted from a nonwork-related cause. I have experience negotiating with insurance companies on my clients’ behalf to reach fair and beneficial settlements.
Repetitive stress and strain can affect any workplace environment, but I typically see a few jobs more often than others.
- Supermarkets: Often, workers in meat or fish departments or those who are stocking shelves, loading trucks or shoveling ice can develop repetitive injuries.
- Department stores: Like supermarket workers, these workers can be asked to lift and move boxes in the same manner day after day, month after month, year after year. Soon, these motions take a toll on the human body.
- Manual laborers: Individuals working in warehouses, loading delivery trucks or doing other manual labor run a high risk for developing a repetitive stress or strain injury.
- Commercial truck drivers or delivery drivers: These workers are also asked to perform the same heavy lifting tasks over and over. Whether it is loading or unloading the truck, these workers are at risk.
If you or a family member has been hurt at work by doing the same task over and over, it is important to contact a lawyer. If you are suffering from chronic knee, hip, shoulder or back pain as a result of repetitive lifting or motions at work, you might be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical bills and any lost wages.
Contact The Firm
If you have questions regarding repetitive stress injuries in New Jersey, schedule a free initial consultation with the Law Office of John D. Kovac by calling 732-964-9101 or by completing the contact form on this website. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis and offer Spanish interpretation services by appointment.