Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation For A Gradual, Repetitive Use Injury?
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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation For A Gradual, Repetitive Use Injury?
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation For A Gradual, Repetitive Use Injury?

Yes, you can still qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if you have developed a gradual injury on the job over a period of time. Your work injury does not have to be sudden or the result of a workplace accident for you to receive benefits.

Gradual injuries are also known as wear-and-tear injuries or repetitive use injuries. Such injuries are the result of repetitive, awkward, or forceful movements. They manifest over time as the demands of a job slowly take a toll on your body.

Common examples of gradual, repetitive use injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, degenerative disc disease, shoulder, elbow, and lower back injuries. Job duties like repeatedly moving/lifting boxes, or typing on a computer can lead workers to develop injuries over time. Factory or warehouse employees, assembly line workers, office workers, construction workers, and truck drivers are among those who are at high risk for many repetitive use injuries. 

Gradual injuries can be harder to prove than work injuries that arise from workplace accidents. To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, the gradual injury must be connected to your work. Your employer may try to dismiss your injuries as just a natural part of the aging process, or the result of a pre-existing condition that is not related to your work.

If you believe your gradual injury is connected to your employment, reach out to an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney. A lawyer can help you prove your claim, obtaining expert testimony to establish a link between your gradual injury and job duties.

Many workers miss out on benefits, as they do not realize they are eligible for workers’ compensation for gradual injuries. Contact a knowledgeable New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer to protect your rights and recover the benefits you deserve. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is dedicated to representing the best interests of injured workers. We will help you determine the possibility of getting workers’ compensation benefits for your injury.

Types of Repetitive Use Injuries

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • bursitis
  • rotator cuff tendonitis
  • tennis elbow

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At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have counseled and represented many plaintiffs involved in occupational/workers’ compensation claims, and have significant experience obtaining maximum financial compensation. Our firm can help you recover the workers’ compensation benefits you need to get your life back on track after being hurt at work.  Our workers’ compensation lawyers will help you navigate the complexities of the process, so you can focus on your recovery. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients and can effectively negotiate on your behalf with even the largest insurance companies. We have successfully served thousands of clients throughout New Jersey.  To learn more about how we can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a FREE and confidential consultation. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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