Pennsylvania law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage in case an employee gets hurt while performing a job. The parameters of these laws allow employees to file a claim and get benefits from the carrier if the injury is valid.

One type of injury that may occur involves a body part used to perform repetitive job tasks. These types of afflictions may seem impossible to prove, but it can happen. The attorneys at DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates, P.C. want to help you understand how repetitive injuries occur and the process for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Repeated motions cause stress on the body

Some work is very labor-intensive, like construction. Depending on your function on a job site, you may have to climb ladders, use a nail gun or kneel for long periods. Performing the duties that necessitate repeated motions involving the knees, hands and shoulders may result in pain. Repetitive injuries develop over time and often do not present for months or years after you start the job. Factory workers and typists are also subject to sustaining these types of injuries.

Filing a repetitive use claim

When the pain begins to interfere with your life, you may seek medical attention. It is here that you may find that there is a chance that the pain is due to your job activities. Once you get this type of diagnosis, you should report the injury to your employer. Repetitive stress injury claims are on the rise as more people go to the doctor and find out how and why these pains occur.

The workers’ compensation process may seem daunting. If you need help or want more information on the process, review the information on our website.