Repetitive Strain Injury: What it is and Why You Need a Charlotte Workers Comp Lawyer on Your Side.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is the term for an injury caused by excessive use of muscles and ligaments across a joint.
In the real world, this occurs to people who perform the same tasks and motions, over and over again throughout the day. As an example, carpal tunnel syndrome, can be caused by people using a computer and performing data entry. You might also see this with a person who is in the construction field, constantly using a hammer.
The injuries will fall into two categories: Acute and Chronic.
Acute are injuries that happen and will heal over time, generally with rest and a change of motion to the involved joint.
Chronic injuries and long term issues which have been left untreated and therefore unresolved.
What Causes Repetitive Strain Injuries?
As notes previously, RSi injuries occur with repetitive motion. Here ae some of the actions tht can cause this type of injury:
1. Lifting heavy objects continually
2. Auto accidents and mortocycle accidents
3. Construction jobs such as carpentry or roofing
4. Working on a computer
5. Repetitive tasks
If you have been hurt as a result of doing repetitive jobs, you need to consult with a lawyer to protect your rights as a result of the injury.
Repetitive Strain Injury Lawyer
We only accept work related injuries and as such, understand the workings of a workers compensation claim. If you have been injured from a repetitive stress injury call us for a free case evaluation. You can also read more about this type of injury on our repetitive stress injury page.
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Steve Hayes, JD is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina.
The core values of Steve Hayes’ legal practice are compassion, commitment, creativity, and personal attention. He was born in Winston-Salem, NC in 1965 and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1988, followed by a JD degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1991.
Steve has authored the chapter on ad valorem taxation in the Minister’s Legal Desk Reference and has been practicing law in Charlotte since August 1991. His practice has primarily focused on personal injury and worker’s compensation litigation, representing clients involved in various accidents, including car, motorcycle, truck, construction, and on-the-job accidents, as well as wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.
Steve is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, and all Federal Courts. He is an experienced trial lawyer and a member of several professional associations, including the North Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the Mecklenburg Trial Lawyers Association, and the Mecklenburg Medical Legal Society.
Steve is married to Jordan Denton Hayes, and they have four children: Ella, Gabriel, Madelyn, and Lillian. As an active member of various legal organizations, Steve stays current on legal developments and brings his expertise to his clients’ cases.
For legal assistance related to work related accidents in Charlotte, NC, please contact the Charlotte NC Work Comp Lawyers Group at 980-256-0928.
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