Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries refer to any injury to any part of the body that is caused by overuse or overexertion. It is the more common term used to describe cumulative trauma injuries. Injuries may seem minor at first, but constant stress will result in a worsening of symptoms, sometimes resulting in permanent disability. Many people assume these injuries are age-related, but repetitive workplace stress can also be a cause. This means that an injured person is not only eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD), but also may be able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
Stockton Workers’ Comp Lawyers For Neck Injury, Carpal Tunnel And Other Conditions
If you have injuries that have developed or worsened over time, the California attorneys at Rockwell, Kelly & Duarte can evaluate your situation to determine if you qualify for workers’ compensation, SSD or both. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of and experience with the complex application processes for benefits.
You may qualify for workers’ compensation if you:
- Are unable to sit at a desk, type, lift or perform other work functions
- Are experiencing pain in your lower back, neck, shoulder, knee or other body part
- Are experiencing orthopedic injury in your bones and muscles
- Have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel, degenerative disc disease or another condition
- Have experienced a steady loss in your hearing
If you qualify and have not yet applied for workers’ compensation benefits, we can navigate your case through every step in the process, from filing on your behalf to gathering medical evidence to representing you in court. Benefits for workers’ compensation may include lost wages, job retraining, current and future medical coverage and a permanent disability reward.
Additionally, if your initial SSD application has been denied, we can advocate for you during the appeals process, obtaining medical evidence that meets SSD standards and arguing your case at the court hearing and beyond.
Contact Our Law Firm
To discuss your claim with a dedicated Modesto lawyer for repetitive stress injury, call us at 209-225-9463 or send an email using our online contact form. Initial consultations are free. We charge fees on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay unless we win your case.
Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to 5 years in prison or up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.