Skilled Washington, D.C. Repetitive Strain Injury Lawyers Assist Workers
Dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys skilled in proving RSI injuries
Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) cover a wide range of health problems resulting from machine operation and other manual tasks. The seasoned attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC help workers in the D.C. metro area and Maryland recover workers’ compensation by proving that RSIs are work-related. We understand the debilitating effects of RSIs and the concerns and challenges of people afflicted with them. The sooner you recognize your symptoms and seek assistance, the sooner you can get started on exploring your eligibility for workers’ compensation.
Determined D.C. legal team builds cases to show RSI injuries are work-related
Also known as repetitive stress injury, an RSI does not occur all at once but develops due to repeated physical actions over time. Some of the workplace actions that may cause RSIs include:
- Using hand tools or power tools
- Assembling products or product components
- Climbing ladders, scaffolding or stairs
- Holding your hands or arms above your shoulders
- Lifting boxes or other objects
- Sitting in a stationary position
- Squatting and standing repeatedly
- Twisting, swiping and other repetitive motions
- Typing on a computer keyboard or tablet
- Using a computer mouse
Furthermore, repetitive motions in one part of the body can affect the muscles and nerves in other parts. An RSI can be further aggravated by psychological stress.
Whether you simply suspect you are suffering from an RSI or have already been diagnosed, our attorneys are here to help you with filing for workers’ compensation. We can also connect you with a physician qualified to evaluate your injury.
Caring counselors explain options for RSI compensation
A repetitive strain injury can require protracted medical treatment and cause long absences from work. Due to inability to earn an income, many people with RSI depend upon workers’ compensation to cover their medical expenses and to partially make up for their loss of weekly wages.
Recognizing the warning signs of a repetitive strain injury can help you understand that it is time to seek medical attention and to take prompt action on making a compensation. Pain or discomfort in any part of your body that worsens during particular work activities can be a sign that you have a repetitive strain injury. An RSI can also present itself as chronic pain or as stiffness, swelling, throbbing, cramping, numbness, tingling, burning, weakness or loss of mobility.
Common types of repetitive strain injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger)
Proving that your injury is work-related is crucial to establishing your eligibility for workers’ compensation. Your employer or insurer may try to argue that your injury was caused by age, activities in your personal life or a health condition unrelated to your work. Building your case for compensation will involve collecting as much supportive evidence as possible. This evidence may include medical records, work logs, pay stubs, communications to your employer and any other documentation of your symptoms and their cause.
As your legal team, we will guide you through the preparation and prosecution of your workers’ compensation claim. We can also represent you on appeal in the event benefits are wholly or partially denied. We are prepared to step in at any stage of your case and chart a path toward your desired outcome.
What should you do if you have suffered a repetitive strain injury at work in D.C.?
Located in Washington, D.C., the law firm of May Lightfoot, PLLC helps D.C. area and Maryland workers with repetitive strain injuries claim workers’ compensation and appeal claim denials. To schedule your free initial consultation with our office, call us at 202-919-6463 or contact us online.