Repetitive Motion Disorder (RMD)
Not all injuries that lead to workers’ compensation claims are the result of sudden accidents. Sometimes, the worst injuries are the ones that develop slowly, over time, as workers go about their daily tasks.
You don’t have to be in a serious accident to qualify for workers’ compensation in Illinois. Many people suffer from some form of repetitive motion disorder, or RMD, that makes doing their jobs practically impossible. In these cases, workers’ comp benefits can help reduce the financial toll that the inability to work takes on individuals and their families. At our firm, attorney John S. Eliasik brings more than 17 years of experience handling workers’ compensation and other personal injury claims to help our Chicagoland clients when their livelihood is on the line. He uses aggressive strategies with employer insurance companies and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) while giving our clients the personalized attention and one-on-one interaction they should receive from a lawyer.
Whether you are just beginning to look into workers’ compensation or are already in the application process, our firm can help. Call our Chicago office to schedule a free consultation.
Repetitive Trauma And Workers’ Comp Claims
Anyone who has a job that involves continuous, particular movement can be susceptible to developing RMD. However, workers in certain industries may be especially likely to develop repetitive trauma. Some include:
- Construction workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and other nursing home and hospital employees who frequently lift patients and handle heavy medical equipment
Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis and other forms of RMD can take a significant toll on a worker’s life, but a complete medical file is necessary to ensure that an insurer has the information it needs to approve a claim. We make sure all our clients have accurate and thorough evidence to support a workers’ comp claim, and when a claim is denied, we are ready to appeal to the IWCC to help our clients obtain a favorable outcome in the end.
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