Occupational and Repetitive Stress Injuries
Many workers suffer injuries that are known as “repetitive stress injuries.”
These result from frequent/repetitive use their extremities (hands, arms, knees, legs and feet) during the course of performing their job duties. Such individuals may develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy, or problems with their shoulders or knees.
If you have developed an injury or condition due to the repetitive nature of your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits that would entitle you to medical care, lost wage payments and/or a loss of use award should the Workers’ Compensation Board determine that you have a permanent loss of use to your extremity as a result of your repetitive occupational injury.