If you do many of the same worksite tasks day in and day out, you may have thought that a repetitive stress injury is just “part of the job.” However, these injuries will often cause construction workers to miss weeks or even months of work, incur serious medical costs, and may cause permanent damage to the worker’s nerves, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
Here are a few of the most common repetitive stress injuries that NJ construction workers suffer:
- Tendonitis. This painful condition involves inflammation of a tendon, usually in the arms, legs, and joints.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome. One of the most common repetitive motion injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, a swelling in the wrist that causes pain, tingling, and even loss of sensation in the hands.
- Tennis elbow. Epicondylitis, an inflammation of tendons in the elbow, sometimes called tennis elbow, often affects construction workers due to everyday lifting and carrying.
- Ganglion cysts. These lumps that form under the skin of the joints are often painful as they compress the nerves and tissues beneath.
- Bursitis. The tissues between the tendons and bones may become inflamed, causing pain in the shoulders, elbows, knees, heels, or hips.
- HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome). This disorder is caused by repeated of use vibrating tools and leads to restricted blood circulation, causing victims to suffer to tingling or numbness in the hand and fingers.
- Thoracic outlet syndrome. Repetitive overhead movements, such as lifting and reaching, can compress the nerves under the collarbone and cause victims to lose sensation in the arms, shoulders, and neck.
As an experienced Morristown construction accident lawyer, Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. knows that proving fault for a repetitive stress injury can be complicated. That’s why we advise you of your legal options in your first FREE consultation, and we charge nothing unless we win your case. Call (877) 360-0183 today to get started.