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Repetitive Trauma Attorney Palm Beach, FL

Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

Repetitive Trauma Attorneys Palm Beach County

Repetitive Trauma Attorney Palm Beach, FLIf you believe you may have a repetitive trauma injury caused by your work, contact one of the repetitive trauma attorneys Palm Beach County is home to for legal advice. The two most common types of workplace injuries are caused by blunt force trauma and repetitive trauma. Blunt force trauma is a type of physical trauma caused to a body part or parts by impact, injury or physical attack. Examples of blunt force trauma injuries can include being hit by a car, falling from a roof or being electrocuted. These incidents cause immediate pain with varying degrees of trauma (simple vs. compound fractures; partial vs. total tears; bulges vs. herniated discs). Repetitive trauma injuries are injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression (pressing against hard surfaces) or awkward positions causing damage that builds over a period of time resulting in pain, discomfort or an inability to perform job duties.

These injuries typically happen to workers who perform tasks hundreds, thousands or even million of times during their time with an employer. The forces exerted on the body can lead to arthritic bones, torn cartilage and herniated disks. Though many of these injuries happen in the hands and arms, they can happen in any area of the body, including the neck, back, and shoulders. Examples of injuries include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome or wrist pain from repetitive motion
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome or “tennis elbow” pain from repetitive motion
  • Back injury, disc herniation or shoulder injury due to repetitive strain or lifting
  • Hearing disorders due to repeated exposure to loud industrial machinery
  • Knee injuries resulting from long periods of standing and bending

Employees who develop a repetitive trauma injury may require extensive therapy, multiple surgeries and ergonomic training to correct body mechanics and prevent further cumulative trauma. Many employers and doctors are not aware that repetitive trauma injuries can be compensable under Florida and Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common form of repetitive trauma injury and is often seen among workers whose job requires typing and repetitive wrist motions. This includes secretaries, construction workers, and mechanics. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause permanent and debilitating pain in the joints of the fingers, wrists, and arms. Repetitive motion may cause numbness or tingling in the hand or arm making it very difficult to perform one’s job efficiently or painlessly. This type of injury is often dismissed as minor. However, if not treated it can cause permanent or long term damage and possibly require surgery if allowed to progress. Seeking workers compensation on the advice of repetitive trauma attorneys Palm Beach County workers rely on may help you get the compensation you deserve to pay for the medications and treatment necessary to alleviate or eliminate your pain.

Steps To Take

If you believe you may be eligible for compensation because of a repetitive trauma injury you will need to take several steps to document your case and gather evidence. A repetitive trauma attorney Palm Beach County relies on for counsel can help you to create a strategy for your claim. A key element will be proof that this injury was caused by repetitive work use and was not a preexisting condition. You will need to provide a recent evaluation of your current condition as well as documentation proving you did not suffer from a repetitive trauma injury before working at your current place of employment. It may be necessary to call on an expert medical witness to testify on your behalf and how it relates to your work and not a normal degenerative aging process.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were about 34,300 repetitive motion injuries in 2016 that required the employee to take at least one or more days off work. This time off from work can impact your job status as well as your ability to earn compensation. Some occupations that most commonly report having repetitive trauma injuries are:

  • Carpenters
  • Cashiers
  • Packagers
  • Data entry workers
  • Electricians
  • Secretaries

Regardless of one’s vocation, an injured worker can greatly benefit from the counsel of one of the most highly qualified repetitive trauma attorneys Palm Beach County has to offer at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt. Unlike most injuries that may immediately result from an accident, repetitive trauma injuries can take months or even years to develop symptoms. If you begin to have pain that you believe is caused by your job, document its progression so that you will have evidence of its development.

The Repetitive Trauma attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt have more than 100 years combined legal experience in identifying repetitive trauma injury cases. Our dedicated attorneys are trained to recognizing these injuries and are willing to help you win the benefits that may be available to you under the law. Speaking to one of our Palm Beach County repetitive trauma attorneys can help ensure you receive the compensation you may deserve for your injuries. A successful workers compensation claim can be tricky if it is difficult to prove that your injury is directly linked to your work. Here at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt our attorneys have extensive experience in representing victims of work injuries. We have a successful history of recovering maximum compensation for our clients.

If you believe you have a work-related repetitive trauma injury, call one of the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt today. One of our repetitive trauma attorneys Palm Beach County employees turn to can answer any questions you may have about your case. We do not charge for the first consultation.

Do not let your injury prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve for your hard work. When you work with one of our repetitive trauma attorneys in Palm Beach County, our team will develop a legal strategy that offers the best chance for a swift and positive outcome. The sooner you call us, the sooner our repetitive trauma attorneys Palm Beach County trusts can begin to help you. Call (561) 600-4024 for a free consultation today.

 

 

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“My attorney from Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt, Eric Lakind, returned my calls when I had a question or an issue. Lisa and Kim regularly communicate through emails and telephone to ensure that my injury is being taken care of and insuring that the workers compensation company is doing what they are supposed to be doing.”
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Contact us today for a free consultation so we can discuss your situtaion.  It is not only important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer when you have been hurt on the job, it is also the best way to make sure that you receive proper medical services and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. After all, the Workers’ Compensation law was created to protect you – the employee.

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