Regardless of the nature of your employment, if it demands that you perform the same or substantially similar physical tasks for hours and hours on end, you are vulnerable to developing repetitive motion injuries. These painful conditions arise due to the cumulative toll that constant repetition can take on muscles and connective tissues, despite the fact that each individual movement may be small and seemingly insignificant. When employers fail to provide a safe work environment for their employees, either by knowingly supplying improper equipment, denying legally mandated breaks, or otherwise, they may be legally liable for harm done to an employee.
If your repetitive strain injury was the result of your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other concerns. Contact the St. Louis repetitive motion injury attorneys of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 to learn more about your legal rights.
Common Forms of Repetitive Strain Injuries
If repetitive stress is placed on your muscles, no matter the job, you are at risk of repetitive motion and strain injuries. Your back may become injured through constant lifting or turning; small muscles in the wrist can be strained by sustained typing. Common repetitive strain injuries that may develop as a consequence of workplace conditions include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If your employer has failed to provide you with a reasonably safe working environment and you have developed these or any other repetitive strain injuries as a result, a civil lawsuit may be appropriate. Contact the St. Louis repetitive motion injury attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to schedule a free consultation.