Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries, also called cumulative trauma or repetitive strain injuries, are very common for Georgia workers and are deemed compensable under Georgia law.
Construction workers, factory employees, office workers who type all day are common examples of people prone to cumulative trauma injuries, but there are many others.
The most common and widely known of these is carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause pain, numbness and weakness in the hands, along with shooting pains that may travel up the forearm. There are many other repetitive strain injuries, however, many of which do not involve the hand or arm.
Why Repetitive Motion Injuries Are So Common
The reason repetitive stress injuries are so common is that the human body simply is not designed to do the same thing over and over again all day. Over the course of several weeks, months, or years, these repetitive motions can take a toll on the human body and wreak havoc on the body’s joints, sockets, wrists, hands, feet, and even your spine.
If you believe you have been diagnosed with a cumulative trauma injury and it is related to your work duties, call The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins today for a free, confidential consultation with Bryan.