Repetitive Stress Injuries in San Jose

Free Consultations with Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers

The body gets worn down from doing the same motions over and over again.
When you spend many years doing the same job, injuries can develop over
time. These are known as repetitive stress or cumulative trauma injuries,
and workers’ compensation can help you heal.

Find out more by requesting a free consultation with our San Jose workers’
comp lawyers at Noel Hibbard and Associates.
Contact us today!

Do I Qualify for Workers’ Comp?

The California workers’ compensation is designed to help injured workers
cover the cost of health care and recovery for work-related injuries.
If your injury developed as a result of your job requirements, you can
qualify for the workers’ compensation program.

  • Problems and disorders that can qualify you for workers’ compensation include:
  • Neck pain from bending over a computer.
  • Herniated disks and other back injuries.
  • Tendonitis from overuse.
  • Knee pain from spending hours a day on your feet.
  • Carpal tunnel and wrist pain from hours typing or working at a register.

Sometimes, the prolonged stress on your joints and ligaments lead to irreversible
damage. When this happens, you may not be able to continue performing
your job duties. If this is the case, workers’ compensation is able
to cover job retraining expenses as you switch professions.

You Have a Right to Workers’ Compensation

Do not be afraid to file a claim for your injury. Your employer is not
financially responsible for covering your injury expenses. Every company
is required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance; this insurance
is explicitly for the purpose of paying for the health care needs of injured
employees.

Allow yourself to recover both physically and financially by pursuing a
workers’ compensation claim. Ask our San Jose workers’ comp attorneys
for guidance regarding your specific case by calling (408) 294-9100.