Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyers
Work injuries are not always tied to an accident or a specific incident. Sometimes injuries develop from the cumulative effect of repeated motions or long-term stress on limbs and joints. Everyday tasks can lead to chronic pain and permanent tissue damage.
The law firm of Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., represents employees in Burlington County, Camden County and throughout New Jersey in workers’ compensation claims, including repetitive stress injuries. Our lawyers work to ensure clients have access to the diagnosis and treatment needed to heal their bodies, and to maximize temporary wage loss or permanent disability benefits.
Overuse Injuries Under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation
Repetitive tasks or unnatural strain on the body can gradually degrade muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerve tissue. You may feel fine at the end of your shift and wake up the next day with pain or numbness or unable to move.
We handle all types of repetitive stress claims under workers’ comp, such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrists
- Vibration syndrome (“white finger”) in hands or fingers
- Rotator cuff damage in the shoulder
- Ligament or cartilage damage in the knees
- Herniated disk or other back injuries
- Hearing damage
You do not have to prove that anything “happened” at work to file a workers’ comp claim. However, if your claim is denied, our certified workers’ compensation specialist can help you appeal, illustrating to a law judge how the rigors of your job — lifting, bending, twisting, typing — contributed to your degenerative condition.
You Deserve To Be Compensated For The Damage To Your Body
We welcome workers in all occupations, from factory workers and construction workers to nurses and clerical workers, who can no longer function in their jobs because of the pain and limitations of an overuse injury.
*Partner Edward Magram is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a specialist in workers’ compensation law.