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A workplace injury may develop over time

A sudden accident may cause a person to suffer a serious and debilitating injury. Such an abrupt occurrence that leads to a long-term recovery may keep a San Mateo resident away from their job as they recuperate. If the accident happened while they were at work or while performing work-related duties for their employer, they may be entitled to workers' compensation.

However, not all work-related injuries happen in moments of carelessness, negligence or mistake. Some workers suffer significant harm from doing exactly what their employers ask of them. When workers perform repetitive actions and do not have the proper tools or equipment to safely undertake those actions, they may develop repetitive stress injuries.

Repetitive stress injuries often affect workers' hands. While industrial workers may suffer these preventable injuries, office workers and individuals who spend their work days at computers may also develop problems with their hands, arms and wrists. Repetitive stress injuries can afflict other parts of victims' bodies, too. For example, a worker who must lift items during the course of their employment may suffer repetitive stress problems with their backs, knees or other areas of their body.

Repetitive stress injuries are serious and can limit the work that a person may be able to do. They can be painful and require significant treatment in order to remedy. Although it is common to think of accidents as the only cause of worker injuries, individuals can sustain serious ailments by simply doing their jobs time and time again. To learn more about workers' compensation for an on-the-job repetitive stress injury, readers are asked to seek independent counsel from trusted workers' compensation attorneys.

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