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Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Typing on a computer, holding a phone, lifting boxes, and scrubbing floors are just a few causes of repetitive motion injuries. If your occupation involves repetitive motions and you have sustained an injury, enlist a dedicated occupational injury attorney to fight for you. ​ Our team of professionals at The Previant Law Firm, S.C., offers more than 100 years of experience providing effective legal advocacy to the hard-working people of Southeast Wisconsin. In repetitive motion injury claims, we gather all the evidence, interview leading medical and occupational experts, and build a solid case to present to a judge or a jury. We work hard for hard-working people.

​Types of Repetitive Motion Injuries
A repetitive motion injury can affect any area of the body. When repetitive motions cause microscopic tears in a person’s body tissue, inflammation occurs. This inflammation causes pain.

There are two main types of repetitive motion injury:

  • Tendonitis – Tendons are white, fibrous tissues that connect muscle to bone. They allow the movement of joints throughout the body. When a tendon gets inflamed, that is known as tendonitis. Tendonitis usually occurs near a joint, like the elbow, knee, ankle, or shoulder. “Tennis elbow” is a common type of tendonitis.
  • Bursitis – Bursae are small sacs of synovial fluid throughout the body that cover areas where friction may develop between bones and muscles or tendons. The bursae serve to cushion and lubricate between the tendon and the bone, making normal movement painless. A healthy person has 150 bursae, and most are present at birth. When a bursa sac becomes inflamed because of repetitive motion or some other cause, bursitis occurs. The elbow, knee, and hip are common bursitis sites. “Clergyman’s knee” is a classic example of bursitis.

What Compensation Am I Entitled to?
If you suffer from a work-related repetitive motion injury, you may be entitled to’ compensation from your employer for your pain, suffering, medical costs, and any lost wages due to rehabilitation time. Each attorney on our team has the experience and resources to investigate the cause of your repetitive motion injury and evaluate whether you have a viable claim.

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