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Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys - Carpal Tunnel and Repetitive Use Injuries

As Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys, we have seen the debilitating effects of a repetitive stress injuries and repetitive motion disorders. If you have suffered a repetitive stress injury or repetitive motion disorder and you believe that this injury was caused by performing your job, you have certain legal rights. To get help understanding your right to compensation, making a workers' compensation claim or appealing a denial of workers' comp benefits, contact an experienced Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney today.

Repetitive motion or repetitive stress injuries were the ninth most common type of disabling workplace injury in 2009. According to the Liberty Mutual 2011 Workplace Safety Index, repetitive stress problems caused $1.97 billion in losses during this time period. Repetitive motion injuries include injuries due to repeated stress or strain, such as carpal tunnel, tendinitis, bursitis, ganglion cyst, epicondylitis, tenosynovitis, and trigger finger.

Repetitive use injuries, or repetitive motion disorders as they are also called, occur when you repeat an activity or motion too many times, eventually damaging the bones, joints, tendons, muscle, ligaments and/or nerves in the body. They are especially common among those who do line work, who work in meatpacking or sewing, or who do computer work. They can be painful and disabling and many never recover fully once a repetitive stress injury has been sustained.

Repetitive Stress Injuries and Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation
In Georgia, workers' compensation laws provide broad protection to workers. Under Georgia workers' comp laws, you are supposed to receive full payment of your medical bills if you suffer a work injury. This includes payment with no copays and it includes payment of future medical bills as well as ones you have already paid to have your injury treated.

You are also entitled to receive compensation under Marietta, Georgia workers' comp laws if your injury is disabling or if it causes you to miss work, experience a reduction in your income or causes you to be unable to go back to work. Since many repetitive stress injuries never fully go away, there is a good chance that you will be entitled to at least partial ongoing disability benefits under workers' comp.

Unfortunately, because repetitive stress injuries typically develop over time, as opposed to coming on suddenly as a result of a workplace accident, it can be difficult to prove your eligibility for workers' compensation benefits. Furthermore, employers may have a variety of excuses available to try to deny your claim, including arguing that you didn’t report the injury on time or that some activities you do outside of work were the actual cause of your injury. Even when employers do grant you benefits for repetitive stress injuries, the full extent of the injury and disability can be hard to conclusively prove with medical tests so the workers' comp insurer may try to get you to go back to work too soon or could try to downplay the extent of the disabling injury you are dealing with.

How a Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help
When you have suffered a repetitive stress injury, it is imperative that you contact a Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer right away. At Sammons & Carpenter, our Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers have experience dealing with the complexities associated with repetitive stress injury cases. We can help you to:
  • Meet deadlines for reporting your injury or prove that the injury was reported as soon as was practical given the fact that repetitive motion injuries do develop slowly
  • Providing evidence that your injury was work related
  • Getting the full medical benefits you deserve
  • Proving the extent of your disability so you can receive appropriate disability benefits
  • Appealing workers' comp claim denials
These are just some of the types of legal services our Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys provide to injured workers who are suffering from carpal tunnel or other repetitive stress injuries.

Getting Help from a Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer
As soon as you begin to suspect you have suffered a repetitive motion injury due to your job, it is important to get legal help. Contact the Marietta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter today at (404) 991-5950 or fill out our online contact form for more information on how we can represent you.

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