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Rolling Meadows Repetitive Motion Injury Attorneys

Elk Grove Village Repetitive Stress Work Injury Lawyers

Lawyers in Arlington Heights for Work-Related Cumulative Trauma Injuries

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we represent those who have been injured at work as they seek benefits under the Illinois workers' compensation system. Our attorneys understand that an injury or illness sustained at work can have a dramatic effect on your life and your ability to provide for your family. We also know that the workers' compensation claims process can be extremely challenging, especially when you are dealing with an uncooperative employer or insurance company. The lawyers at our firm have more than 60 years of combined legal experience, and you can rely on us to provide the guidance you need in getting the benefits that you deserve.

Repetitive Stress Workplace Injury Counsel in Palatine and Schaumburg

There are countless ways in which you could be injured at work, including falls from heights, slip and falls, being hit by a falling object, exposure to harmful substances, explosions, and on-the-job car accidents. It is also possible to suffer injuries without a specific accident or incident. Some jobs require workers to do the same physical task over and over again, which can place a great deal of stress on specific body parts. Over time, the repetitive motion can cause damage to the body part.

Repetitive motion injuries are sometimes called repetitive stress injuries, repetitive trauma injuries, or cumulative trauma injuries. These injuries are fairly unique in that there may be nothing especially dangerous about the action or task in question if it is only done once or occasionally. When the action is repeated hundreds of times or more per day, every single day, however, the cumulative effect on the worker's body can be dramatic. Common repetitive motion injuries include:

Repetitive Trauma Injuries and Workers' Compensation

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we realize that if you are suffering from a repetitive motion injury, you might simply attribute the condition to getting older and your body starting to break down. It is important to understand, however, that if the repeated motion or trauma that caused your injury was part of your job, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. You could even collect workers' comp benefits if the repetitive stress aggravated a preexisting injury.

Getting the Benefits You Deserve

One of the most challenging aspects of collecting benefits for a repetitive motion work injury is the time limit that is in effect for reporting an injury. In most cases, you must report your injury to your employer within 45 days of the incident, or you risk losing your eligibility for workers' compensation. With a repetitive motion injury, there is no specific incident that caused the condition, but that does not mean you are out of luck. Instead of the date of the incident, the date of diagnosis is typically used for a repetitive trauma injury. It is still important to file a report with your employer as soon as possible after receiving your diagnosis.

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team know that collecting workers' compensation benefits for a repetitive motion injury can be an uphill battle. Employers and insurance companies will often claim that the injury was not work-related or dispute the extent of your condition. Our lawyers will not back down or give in to stubborn insurers. We will continue to work hard on your behalf until you get the full benefits you deserve.

Call 847-797-8000 Today

For more information about collecting workers' compensation benefits for a repetitive strain injury, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation today. Our firm serves injured workers in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, Wheeling, Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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