Cumulative Injuries

Des Moines Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyers

A cumulative or repetitive stress injury-is one that occurs over time. Many people regularly perform the same repetitive motion time and again at work. For example, unloading or loading trucks, twisting, typing, stocking shelves, and other functions that are repetitive can cause undue stress to various parts of your body. If you have incurred a repetitive stress injury at work, Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C. can help. We are committed to helping injured workers obtain the workers compensation benefits they deserve.

Have you sustained a repetitive stress injury at work? Please contact an attorney from our firm to arrange your consultation. We can help you through the Workers' Compensation claim process to ensure you receive your benefits.

Depression and Injuries

A repetitive stress injury can be painful, causing chronic pain and frustration. Our firm understands the pain our clients feel, and that this pain, compounded with financial difficulties from being out of work, can sometimes lead to depression. We strive to address all aspects of our clients' lives. Our firm helps people who suffer from repetitive stress injuries such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Knee injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Joint pain

"Spillover Injuries"

Spillover injuries are injuries that are caused by the primary injury. For instance, when a cumulative injury affects your knee, other parts of your body may also be affected because you have had to alter your gait to favor your injured leg. The altered walking pattern can result in even more pain because your back or hips are now out of alignment. At Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, we have the resources to seek independent medical testimony to prove links between your original condition and your "spillover injuries", and make sure you are properly compensated for all consequences of your workplace injury.

Keep in mind that in most situations an employer hires an employee "as is". This takes into consideration the health conditions you may already have. If your repetitive stress injury is a pre-existing condition, but is aggravated by your work functions, you may be entitled to benefits. At Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, we are knowledgeable about the nuances of Workman's Compensation laws and the ways we can best advance our clients' outcomes. Contact us today to learn more about our firm, and how we can help you.

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