A common misunderstanding about workers' compensation laws is that you must be injured in an accident to recover benefits. Injuries or illnesses that develop over time through repetition of physical tasks or prolonged exposure to harmful substances are equally valid workplace injuries as those caused by an accident.
There are generally two types of cumulative injuries: emotional injuries that result from undue stress, and physical injuries that often result from repetitive activities. If you work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment, and you believe you have suffered emotional or physical injuries, you may have a qualifying workers' compensation claim.
The Iowa cumulative injuries lawyers at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines, Iowa, have more than 75 years of cumulative experience successfully representing clients who have suffered repetitive stress injuries and emotional injuries. We have a unique understanding of these injuries and know what steps to take to secure the maximum amount of workers' compensation benefits on behalf of our clients.
Des Moines Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyer
Symptoms of repetitive stress injuries vary, but generally consist of weakness in the inflicted region, burning pain, stiffness and tingling. These injuries have a drastic impact on quality of life and affect the injured worker's ability to perform daily tasks. Our attorneys assist workers who suffer from a wide variety of repetitive stress injuries, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis
- Radial tunnel syndrome
- Torn ACLs
- Torn biceps
- Torn MCLs
- Torn rotator cuffs
Workplace injuries are not always physical in nature. Stress or other psychological injuries related to the workplace can prevent an employee from performing his or her job duties. We have helped clients who suffered both physical and psychological injuries increase the amount of benefits they received.
We also help our clients obtain the medical care they need to regain their productivity and get back to work. If they are unable to return to their original job, we fight tirelessly on their behalf to obtain a fair and just settlement, which may include partial or total permanent disability benefits.
We offer a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment. Our experience allows us to accurately provide a likely outcome and recommend a legal strategy that will maximize the benefits you receive. Call 515-288-4148 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.