There are a lot of different kinds of repetitive stress injuries that a New Jersey office worker could suffer from. These injuries sometimes have interesting nicknames, like "Blackberry thumb," "iPhone finger," or "mouse arm disease." As funny as these names sound, a repetitive stress injury can actually be somewhat serious -- not because they are life-threatening, but because they are income-threatening.
When people think of work injuries, many think of dramatic injuries such as a fall, but there are other types of injuries that can sneak up on a person called repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). RSIs are caused by having to do the same sort of action multiple times on a regular basis, perhaps even daily without sufficient breaks or training that would prevent such an injury. Some common RSIs include back injuries, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, and tendonitis.
For people who have suffered a work-related injury, it can be confusing knowing what steps to take in order to get workers' compensation benefits. This article will discuss what injured workers should do in the days following their injuries. By taking these steps, workers can preserve their legal rights.
New Jersey workers who have suffered an injury will need to make sure that their injuries were work-related before seeking workers' compensation benefits. Interestingly, there are a lot of things considered "work-related" that might not be immediately apparent -- like company picnics, company parties and other social events that were sponsored by an employer.
If you've been involved in a scaffold accident, you may be suffering or recovering from serious and debilitating injuries that prevent you from being able to perform your job duties. Even falls from very short distances can kill a person, cause catastrophic spinal cord damage or disabling head injuries. Let's take a look at a few things that every employer and employee should be doing to prevent these kinds of injuries.