We’ll make things right when you’ve been injured as a result of a work related injury. We have been protecting the rights of injured people for over 40 years.
Our practice is limited to the representation of people, not insurance companies. Our years of experience make us a serious force, widely respected by insurance companies. The result is the ability to obtain top dollar settlements for our clients. We can help if you or someone you love is hurt due to:
- Work Related Repetitive Motion Injury
- Construction Site Injury
- Defective Drugs - Medicines & Prescriptions
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Nursing Home Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
- Defective Product Injuries
- Motorcycle, Car, Van, SUV or Truck Accidents
- Snow - Ice Fall Injury
- Dog Bites
Getting the Proper Help
Before you talk to any insurance adjuster, CALL "The Eshelman Legal Group"...Without legal representation, you could settle your claim too cheaply or make statements to the adjuster that could defeat your case.
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Work Related Repetitive Motion Injury
Did you know that approximately 1 in 8 employees will suffer at some point from a work related injury known as repetitive stress disorder which occurs when a person performs the same motion consistently over and over again? That accounts for 80% of all work related injuries. Did you also know that employers may be held responsible?
OSHA ( Occupational Safety & Health Administration ) offers valuable insights, if used, can significantly reduce risks. That said, when an employer does not provide an ergonomically positive atmosphere (like workstation chairs, for example), to reduce the risk of a repetitive motion injury, they can be held accountable.
What Jobs Are At Risk?
In what job positions is one more likely to be exposed to a repetitive motion injury? The obvious one that everybody thinks of first, is carpal tunnel syndrome from consistently typing on a keyboard... Other positions include: sewing, cutting, assembly line work, jobs where prolonged sitting or standing occur, massaging, sanding or polishing and overhead work. All of those positions expose you to possibly developing carpal tunnel syndrome as well as tendinitis, bursitis and myofascial damage. Is there anything you can do if you experience one of these repetitive motion injuries? Yes. The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group who have extensive experience in work related injuries explain that a disability claim through Social Security or even worker’s compensation are both possibilities.
What To Do
The first thing to do is apply for Workers Compensation through your employer. If they are found liable, the money you receive can help you to pay bills, both medically necessary for your recovery and everyday household bills. The next step, but this is only for those who will be unable to work for at least twelve months, is to apply for Social Security Disability. If your situation calls for the later, it would be a good idea to seek representation from an attorney at the Eshelman Legal Group if you live in Ohio. Applying for Social Security Disability can be quite complex and will often be denied if not handled properly. Proof that you are not only able to work but also can not find other employment using your skills must be submitted. You must also show medical documentation and prove that even if your company provides you with an ergonomically positive atmosphere that you still wouldn’t be able to work for over twelve months.
Proper Legal Help
Still, no matter the complexity of applying for Social Security Disability benefits, or even for workers compensation, it is well worth hiring an experienced Law Firm to help guide you through this tedious process. In the end, receiving this monetary benefit may be just what you need to help you get back on your feet again and gain independence from your repetitive motion injury.
Contact the Eshelman Legal Group. Our attorneys will help you get all the benefits you are entitled to receive. Remember, the Workers’ Compensation Bureau is not on your side and are not required to inform you about benefits you are entitled to receive for your injuries. It is an adversarial system and you need to have someone on your side to get all the benefits under the system that you are entitled to. The lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group will see that you get all the benefits that are available to you.
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