Workers’ Comp Claims for Repetitive Stress Injuries

Obtaining Compensation If You Suffered a Repetitive Stress Injury

Repetitive stress injuries such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are common in offices across the country. The continuous stress on a specific muscle, tendon, or ligament can cause a serious injury. California allows employees to file a claim for workers’ compensation when they sustain a repetitive stress injury because of their job duties. 

At Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP, we represent individuals in workers’ compensation claims throughout Southern California. We provide experienced representation for people who have suffered repetitive stress injuries and other types of harm within the course of their employment. Contact our office at (213) 232-4848 to schedule a free consultation. 

Can I Obtain Workers’ Compensation for a Repetitive Stress Injury?

California law allows employees to obtain compensation for specific and cumulative injuries. A specific injury is harm that occurs as a result of a single event or incident, whereas cumulative injuries are those that occur repeatedly over time. Repetitive stress injuries are considered cumulative injuries. 

How Do I Prove My Repetitive Stress Injury?

In order to be successful, you must prove that your repetitive stress injury was the result of your employment. It is important to discuss all of your options with an attorney. An attorney can help you prove that your injuries occurred within the course of your employment. 

It is essential to document any injuries that you endure at work and to report your injuries to your supervisor. The more you can show that you reported and sought treatment for your repetitive stress injury, the easier it will be to prove.

What Are Common Repetitive Stress Injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries occur over time and may be challenging to diagnose. It is critical to note any pain or discomfort that you find yourself in over the course of your employment.

Common repetitive stress injuries include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back or neck strain
  • Bursitis
  • Stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger
  • Rotator cuff syndrome

These are only a few of the many types of repetitive stress injuries that may be recoverable through workers’ compensation. An attorney can help you understand whether you have a valid claim for damages.

Do I Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney?

It is always in your best interest to discuss your case with an attorney. Repetitive stress injuries are more difficult to prove compared to specific injuries. A workers’ compensation lawyer can work to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. 

Did You Suffer a Repetitive Stress Injury? Contact Our Office.

Did you receive a repetitive stress injury because of your job? If you were diagnosed with an injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, or rotator cuff syndrome, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. You need to act fast, however, since you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim.

Contact our office at (213) 232-4848 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. There are no fees unless we win. Get the recovery you need and deserve. Call now to speak with an experienced member of our legal team. 




If your claim has been denied or your attorney has decided to give up, reach out to our firm for a second opinion.