South Carolina Workers' Comp Claims for Repetitive Stress Injuries
When most people think about repetitive strain injuries, the first thing to come to mind is usually carpal tunnel syndrome, which is common for people whose jobs require them to use computers all day. There are many other types of work-related injuries, however, that happen as the result of continual repetitive motions.
In many cases, the repetitive motion causes painful inflammation or muscle tears that can lead to numbness in the extremities, loss of strength and other symptoms that make it impossible to do your job. These cases can be very difficult to prove because employers will try to blame non-work-related activities that could have caused your condition. Be sure that you have a strong advocate on your side who will work to protect your interests.
Seeking the Benefits You Need for Your Repetitive Strain Injury
The attorneys at the law firm of Kathryn Williams, P.A., have represented workers from a variety of industries who suffered a repetitive strain injury on the job. Our clients have included textile workers, poultry and meat-packing workers, production line workers, heavy equipment operators and many others.
Under South Carolina law, repetitive stress injuries (also referred to as repetitive trauma injuries) are only compensable when medical evidence shows that the repetitive activities that caused your injury occurred while you were engaged in the regular duties of your employment. In addition, you have a limited period of time to file a claim for this type of injury, so it is critical that you contact our firm as soon as possible.
Discuss Your Case With a Lawyer
Contact our office today for a free initial consultation about your repetitive stress injury. In Greenville, you can reach us by phone at 864-640-8430. In upstate South Carolina, call us toll free at 1-877-548-8754. You can also reach us via e-mail. There are no up-front attorney's fees — we are paid from any benefits we secure on your behalf. If we don't recover benefits for you, there is no fee.