Is Tendonitis covered by Pa Workers’ Compensation?
What is tendonitis? Tendons are thick pieces of tissue that connect muscle and bone together. Tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon most commonly in wrists, arms, fingers, and legs, but can include other parts of the body as well.
Who is at risk for Tendonitis at work?
Tendonitis is often caused by repetitive trauma or stress injuries. Repetitive stress injuries are injuries that build over time, opposed to a single traumatic incident like a major fall or blow. Tendonitis develops in employees who must repeat certain motions or movements as a part of their routine are at risk for developing injuries that build over time, increasing in severity as the movement and pain persists.
Nurses and nursing home employees, assembly line workers, construction workers, and office and clerical workers, are at high risk of developing repetitive stress injuries because the tasks they are called on to do on a daily basis are conducive to cumulative trauma. Lifting, bending, keyboarding, and using vibrating tools, put workers at risk of developing these types of injuries.
What is the treatment for Tendonitis?
Tendonitis can be very painful and can have long-lasting effects. Treatment can include surgery, physical therapy, pain medication, and splinting, among other things. This can have a great effect on how an employee is able to perform his or her job, if he or she is able to continue working at all. It is very important that employers protect employees against these conditions that can be life-altering.
Is your Tendonitis injury covered by PA Workers Compensation?
If a doctor diagnoses you with tendonitis or another condition relating to tendon inflammation or damage that was caused by your work-related tasks, call Pearson Koutcher Law to Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you, helping you navigate the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation laws.
Call Pearson Koutcher Law to Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Let us put our decades of experience to work for you, helping you navigate the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation laws.
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