Repeated overuse of a muscle or body part can cause tissue damage over time.
These cumulative trauma disorders, otherwise known as overuse injuries, include some of the most common workplace injuries.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Runner’s knee
- Back pain
- Herniated disks
- Knee injuries
Repetitive stress injuries
Repetitive stress injuries are a type of overuse injury. These musculoskeletal diseases caused by a repeated physical strain.
- Degenerative joint diseases
- Nerve damage
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
Very often, the muscles have been damaged before you feel the first twinge of pain.
Common causes include repeated bending, twisting, lifting, and constant reaching.
A repetitive motion done continuously as part of your job can cause serious long-term injuries.
Have you been injured performing the same motions at work every day?
Workers’ compensation provides coverage for a work injury caused by overuse.
Alvey Law Group has assisted hundreds of workers with overuse injury claims. Get help filing your workers’ compensation claim so you can focus on healing.
Filing an overuse injury claim through workers’ compensation
Most Oregon employers have to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is meant to pay your medical expenses and lost income work injury.
You will need to fill out Oregon Form 801, Worker’s and Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Disease/Illness.
Your employer will send this form to their insurance company. The insurance company will review your overuse injury claim. Within 60 days, you will receive either a Notice of Acceptance or a letter of denial.
Many insurance companies will automatically deny an overuse injury claim. If your claim is denied, it’s important you talk to a workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible.
Questions about filing a workers’ comp claim in Oregon?