Repetitive Stress Injuries

New Jersey Workers' Compensation and Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyer

Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are caused by placing too much stress on a joint through repetitive motions or overuse. If the repetitive motion pulls on tendons and muscles around the joint, the area becomes irritated and inflamed. A repetitive stress injury can happen at almost any joint, or cause back injury and neck injury. Common repetitive stress injuries found in the workplace are:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (swelling in the wrist) and deQuervain's syndrome (inflammation of the thumb), leading to pain, tingling and numbness in the hands. This wrist injury can be caused by strong hand or wrist action, such as keyboarding, scanning items at a cash register, or assembly line work. This occupational disease can result from exposure to vibration.
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (swelling of the nerve behind the elbow), leading to numbness and tingling in the ring and small fingers, weakness of the hand and pain at the elbow. This can be caused during long distance truck driving or running machinery.
  • Cervical radiculopathy (cervical strain or compression of the disks in the neck), leading to neck, shoulder and back pain. This neck injury can be caused by cradling the phone between the shoulder and the head.
  • Epicondylitis (overuse of the muscles that pull the palm of the hand toward the upper arm- the wrist flexors), leading to strain, inflammation, swelling, and pain of the inner elbow. Sometimes called tennis elbow, this painful condition affects laborers and people in the construction trade.
  • Tendonitis (overuse of tendons), leading to pain in the area of the tendons in the shoulder, arm, or knee.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (compression of nerves in the area near the breastbone), leading to numbing, tingling and coldness in the arms. Compression can be caused by repetitive overhead movement.

If you are suffering from a repetitive stress injury, the lawyers at Parisi & Gerlanc are prepared to help you get the compensation you are entitled to in the workers compensation system. We employ a medical specialist on staff to review all files and medical treatments. With more than 25 years of experience in this area, we understand the challenges you face. We will work hard to ensure your case is handled properly.

If your disability continues for more than 12 months, we can help you prepare your application for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI.

Has the "independent" doctor told you you're ready to go back to work, but you and your doctor disagree? We regularly handle motions for continued treatment after the insurance company has denied treatment or additional medical leave.

Contact the New Jersey repetitive stress injury lawyers at Parisi & Gerlanc for comprehensive, thorough, and knowledgeable representation for your repetitive stress injury case. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you through this difficult time.

The law firm of Parisi & Gerlanc provides legal services to injured people in Hackensack, NJ and Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic Counties, including Ramsey, North Jersey, Paterson, Paramus, Jersey City, Newark, Teaneck, Hasbrouck Heights, Midland Park, Montvale, Allendale, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Oakland, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Mahwah, Newark, Woodcliff Lake, Park Ridge, Westwood, Oradell, Bergenfield, Ridgefield, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Bogota, Fairview, Franklin Lakes, Waldwick and Wyckoff.