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Can I receive compensation if I suffer from hand pain caused by repetitive work?

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When you are constantly subjected to work that involves constant or repetitive effort, there is a risk of repetitive work injuries, such as hand pain. In these cases, you may be able to take action with an employment lawyer to pursue benefits.

Contrary to what many workers think, hand pain can be directly related to work activities, and may also indicate a serious physical condition resulting from repetitive strain on the job.

There are many types of diseases that can develop from hand pain, so it is important to always be aware of any symptoms, especially when performing work tasks that can lead to injuries which over time may worsen if they do not receive proper attention.

If you suffer from hand pain as a result of repetitive work, don’t miss the opportunity to stand up for your legal rights with a lawyer and receive the benefits you deserve by law. Contact Conexión Legal today at 1800 201 1220, or write to our WhatsApp for completely free legal advice.


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What types of injuries can repetitive work cause?

If you as a worker are constantly performing work activities that involve increased and repetitive effort, meaning that you have to do it several times a day or week, you are very likely to develop repetitive work injuries or illnesses.

Some of the most common repetitive work injuries are:

  •         Muscle aches.
  •         Sprains.
  •         Tendon and/or muscle tears.
  •         Hand pain.
  •         Joint discomfort.

Among other physical conditions that can hinder your work performance, even causing your quality of life to decline considerably. With the help of a work accident lawyer, you will be able to receive benefits that will help you recover without problems and in the shortest possible time.

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How can hand pain caused by repetitive work affect my life?

One of the most serious injuries in cases of repetitive work is usually pain in the hands, since this can be an indication of other types of pathologies that may be the source of the pain and that, if not properly treated in a timely manner, can worsen your health condition.

When there is pain in the hands, it could be a case of tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tenosynovitis, among other conditions that could be affecting your nervous system and eventually could make it difficult to move your hands.

In order to treat these types of illnesses, therapies, surgeries and treatments are usually expensive, so it is important that you act legally with the help of an accident attorney to receive possible benefits.


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What benefits can I receive for suffering from hand pain?

In the event that you are suffering from hand pain as a result of repetitive work, it is important that you first report the ailments you are experiencing to your employer so that they can take action. 

If after the report you continue to perform the same tasks and suffer the same ailments, you can hire the services of an accident and personal injury lawyer, who will allow you to take legal action to receive compensation to cover each of the expenses necessary for your recovery.

Some of the expenses that this compensation will cover are the following:

  •         Medical care.
  •         Treatments.
  •         Clinical studies.
  •         Rehabilitative therapies.
  •         Lost wages.

And even other future expenses that your attorney can prove, such as stress and suffering from hand pain you have developed as a result of repetitive work.

How can I file a workers’ compensation claim for a repetitive work injury?

To file a workers’ compensation claim for a repetitive work injury, you need to report your injury to your employer or supervisor within 30 days of discovering it, get a medical diagnosis from your doctor, and initiate your claim by filling out a form and submitting it to the workers’ compensation agency in your state.

Depending on the laws in your state, you or your employer may need to file the claim. You may also need to undergo an independent medical examination by a doctor chosen by the workers’ compensation insurer to confirm that your injury is work-related.

What are my rights and obligations as an employee who suffers from a repetitive work injury?

As an employee who suffers from a repetitive work injury, you have the right to receive medical treatment, wage replacement benefits, permanent impairment benefits, and vocational rehabilitation for your work-related injury .

You also have the right to choose your own doctor, appeal any decision that denies or reduces your benefits, and return to your work when you recover. However, you also have some obligations, such as reporting your injury in a timely manner, following the prescribed treatment plan, cooperating with the workers’ compensation insurer, and notifying your employer of any changes in your condition or employment status.

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Are you suffering from repetitive hand pain? Don’t wait until the consequences can be worse. If you need legal help to take action against this type of ailment, don’t hesitate to contact our advisors at Conexión Legal. 


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