Lake County Repetitive Physical Stress Injuries Attorney
Repetitive Physical Stress Injury Claim Lawyer Serving Gurnee, Waukegan and Grayslake
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the leading law firms in Chicago handling workers’ compensation claims from repetitive physical stress injuries. Attorney Ross J. Peters has a reputation for noticing details that other people miss. Details matter. Details help to win cases. If you are confused about how to proceed in a matter involving a physical repetitive stress injury, Ross Peters is available to help you clear things up.
What are Physical Repetitive Stress Injuries?
When your job requires you to perform a task over and over again, such as typing, playing an instrument, cutting meat or holding up a cable, you may be subject to a repetitive stress injury. A repetitive stress injury, also known as an RSI, often impacts your muscles and nerves. A person may experience pain, lack of strength or control, muscle strain, and a host of other ailments related to the RSI. Some common injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Leg injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Vibration syndrome
In Illinois, the Workers’ Compensation Act provides for employees that incur job-related injuries or illnesses, such as a physical repetitive stress injury. At a federal level, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) guides claims for federal workers. If a physical repetitive stress injury is left untreated, you may be faced with permanent damage and even the possibility of not being able to perform job-related tasks. It is of utmost importance to pay attention to your body and seek legal counsel immediately. There are defined time periods for filing a claim.
No-Fault Compensation for Employees with RSI in Chicago
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), physical repetitive stress injuries are quite common and there are ways to minimize or prevent such injuries. Proper training and access to helpful tools and processes are invaluable for employees. Your employer may or may not be negligent, but you may be entitled to benefits regardless of fault. As the employee, you carry the burden of proof for linking the injury to the job. Attorney Ross J. Peters will shoulder the burden for you.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your repetitive stress injury claim. No fees will be charged unless Mr. Peters recovers money for your claim. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments are available at locations near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.