Missouri and Illinois Attorneys Defend Companies Against Repetitive Stress Claims
Missouri and Illinois workers’ compensation defense attorneys protect your business
We defend companies against repetitive stress and repetitive motion workers’ compensation claims. in both Missouri and Illinois. Workers’ compensation doesn’t just apply to those who slip or fall at work. It also provides benefits for those who are hurt due to repetitive motions or extended exposure. Workers often attribute damage to their muscles, their back, their ears and other body systems that has happened over time to their employment. Our attorneys work to limit your liability by proving the injuries are not work related, are not as severe as alleged, or are completely nonexistent.
Understanding repetitive motion injury claims
Repetitive stress injuries have a firm basis in medicine, but in examining countless claims for this sort of injury it becomes very clear that not every repetitive motion is stressful, not all stress comes from work activities, and not every claim is legitimate. Conservative estimates put workers’ compensation fraud at more than 10 percent of all claims. Fraud can come from a false claim or an exaggerated claim. Our attorneys have successfully defended Missouri and Illinois companies against all types of overblown and false claims.
Other types of long-term work injuries
In addition to injuries due to long-term repetition, some injuries are caused by long-term exposure. Workers may claim to experience hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to sound. But if they are subjecting themselves to loud noises in their off-time, through headphones, stereo speakers, motorcycle engines and recreational shooting, is their hearing loss really work related? Harris Dowell Fisher & Young, L.C does an in-depth investigation of all possible causes to pinpoint the actual cause of what is alleged to be an occupational illness. If the facts don’t add up to a work-related claim, we can protect you from liability.
Common repetitive stress injuries among Missouri and Illinois workers
Some of the most common types of exposure and repetitive stress injuries are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendinitis and tendinosis
- Hearing loss
- Back problems
- De Quervain syndrome
- Tennis elbow
All of these injuries can be caused by activities other than work. Our Chesterfield workers’ comp defense attorneys protect your businesses from specious claims of repetitive stress injuries for which you should not be held liable.
If your business is facing an expensive workers’ comp claim, call us today.
One questionable workers’ comp claim leads to more and more and more. Harris Dowell Fisher & Young, L.C provides experienced legal assistance so local businesses can put a stop to inflated and fraudulent workers’ comp claims. Call us at 636-532-0300 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.