Many of the common tasks construction workers are asked to complete on a daily basis consist of repetitive motions that can eventually cause considerable damage to certain joints or connective tissue. Knowing the safety concerns associated with these repetitive motions, construction site employers should take whatever action they reasonably can to provide relief or protective gear for employees. If employees are not given adequate protection or changes in work schedules to help prevent repetitive motion strain, they may be left with serious injuries and an inability to work and earn wages. Fortunately, these injured employees may be entitled to financial compensation to cover medical bills and lost income.
Types of Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries develop over a period of time during which an individual performs the same motion over and over, as continued stress on a particular joint or connective tissue can lead to inflammation that causes severe pain and a loss of mobility. These injuries may include the following, which are particularly common among construction workers:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Treating repetitive motion injuries can be a difficult, lengthy process. An injured worker may need to go through intense medical treatments, sometimes including surgery, and rest the affected area during a long recovery period. This can jeopardize a person’s ability to financially care for his or her family if he or she is not given the necessary compensation.
A repetitive motion injury may leave you with substantial financial burdens due to medical treatment expenses and a loss of wages during recovery. However, there may be legal means to pursue compensation for these costs. For a free consultation regarding your options as an injured construction worker, contact an attorney from the Cottrell Law Office at 800-364-8305 today.