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Q: What are the symptoms of repetitive stress injuries?

You’ve been working as a fire prevention sprinkler installer in Lebanon for five years. Your job duties require you to constantly look up at the ceiling, and work with your hands above your head. You often come home with headaches, sore shoulders, and an aching neck. Could you have a repetitive stress injury?

Symptoms of Repetitive Stress Injuries

Those who perform the same movements day in and day out are prone to experiencing repetitive stress injuries. Do you have the symptoms?

Although the symptoms can vary, they often include:

  • Pain
  • Throbbing
  • Aching
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Cramping
  • Tingling
  • Tenderness

At the beginning of the injury, the symptoms may only occur when you are performing the movements that caused them. You may feel better once you are at rest. After a few months, however, you will likely experience more pain and swelling if the injury isn’t treated. If the condition continues without treatment, the effects may become irreversible.

Schmidt Kramer May Be Able to Help

If you believe you have a repetitive stress injury that has caused you to miss work, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation can help you to pay bills, buy necessities, and live the way you were able to before the injury occurred.

The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer have helped many injured workers in West Shore, York, Lebanon, and the surrounding areas receive the workers’ compensation they needed in order to provide for their families. We may be able to do the same for you.

If you have questions about workers’ comp, want to file for it, or have already been turned down for it, contact a workers compensation lawyer from our firm today to find out how we may be able to help. We know that a loss of income is stressful and devastating, and we will do all we can to assist you in getting workers’ comp.

Connect with us through our website or by giving us a call and speak with an attorney about your situation.