Work Injuries From Repetitive Use
You may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits whether you have a specific injury or have been injured over time. Injuries that happen over time are called continuous trauma injuries. Both are recognized under the workers' compensation laws of California, and the types of benefits to which you are entitled to are exactly the same.
If you have been hurt on the job, it is important to hire an attorney who understands how the workers' compensation system works. If you attempt to represent yourself and don't know what you need to do, you risk having your claim denied and not getting the benefits you deserve.
The Law Offices of William S. Lindheim offers outstanding legal representation. We exclusively practice workers' compensation, and have represented thousands of individuals who have suffered injuries while on the job. We have significant trial experience and take a highly personalized approach to representing each and every one of our clients.
Recognizing A Repetitive Use Injury And Knowing When To Talk To An Attorney
Continuous trauma injuries are often (but not always) caused by activities that are not obviously dangerous. Carpal tunnel is frequently caused by typing on a keyboard, heart disease can be caused by a stressful work environment, and lung disease can be caused by exposure to dust or chemicals over long periods of time. Work stations with poor ergonomics can cause all kinds of injuries over a long enough period of time, including neck, back, arm and shoulder injuries. Continuous trauma injuries are usually compensable even if they are only partly caused by work.
We handle all types of continuous trauma injuries, including (but not limited to):
- Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes
- Knee injuries
- Joint, muscle and tendon injuries
- Back injuries
- Arm and shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff injuries
If you believe you may have a California workers' compensation claim or have questions about your injuries, you should consult with a lawyer. If you are an injured worker, there is never a charge for a consultation, and we only get paid if we recover compensation for your claim.
Contact Our Law Firm
Please contact the Law Offices of William S. Lindheim to schedule an initial consultation. If you are an injured worker, there is never a charge for a consultation with an attorney at our firm. You can reach us by phone at 213-739-7000, or you can complete a short online contact form. We handle cases throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside & San Bernardino and Ventura counties.