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Repetitive Stress Injuries

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Many jobs involve repeating the same motion day after day. Over time, this can lead to injury, and workers may be left unable to do their jobs. Workers who have suffered a repetitive stress injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, including coverage of medical expenses and compensation for lost wages.

But the claims process can be complicated, and it can be difficult to prove that these injuries are work-related. Insurance companies may deny benefits. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia can help. For decades, we have helped injured workers across Pennsylvania get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.

A repetitive stress injury often occurs in the hands or wrists. But it can also occur in the arms, elbows, knees, back or shoulders. The repetitive motion over time can result in:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Tendonitis
  • Swollen joints
  • Muscle aches
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Repetitive stress injuries can occur in any job that involves routinely repeating the same motions, which includes everything from manufacturing to desk jobs. Still, employers and insurance companies may claim these injuries were not work-related.

A claim for workers’ compensation benefits may be denied at first. But attorney Richard A. Jaffe knows how to build a strong case that shows your injury was related to your job. He used to represent workers’ compensation insurance companies and knows the tactics they use to try to deny benefits.

Experienced representation that gets results

Even if your claim is approved, insurance companies may try to end benefits before you have completely recovered. In Pennsylvania, your employer provides a list of approved doctors who can treat your repetitive stress injury. But these doctors are paid by the insurance company and often don’t have your best interests in mind.

Attorney Jaffe makes sure your injuries are properly diagnosed. He may arrange for an independent medical evaluation. In some cases, he may be able to successfully fight for you to be treated by your own doctor. And if the insurance company says you are ready to return to work even if you are still in pain, he will aggressively represent you at all appeals.

Workers’ compensation laws are complicated. Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their interests. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for you. Attorney Jaffe has been helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve for decades and has handled well over a thousand claims.

Don’t take chances with your future. Learn more about how attorney Jaffe can help you with your claim if you’ve suffered a repetitive stress injury. Contact us online or call 866-800-3332 to schedule a free consultation.