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Reporting repetitive strain injuries to worker’s comp

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2022 | Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injuries |

Many workplaces in Colorado come with their share of occupational hazards. One of these may be a type of injury that comes about due to the strain on your body from excess repetition. If you are noticing symptoms of this type of injury, you need to take action. This may include filing for worker’s comp.

Noting the symptoms of repetitive strain injuries

You may find yourself needing to file a claim with worker’s comp due to your repetitive strain injury. This is any type of injury that comes about as a result of damage to your muscles, tendons or nerves. These are injuries that are due to the repetition of certain sorts of motion on a day-to-day basis.

The most common symptoms of a repetitive stress injury may include pain, tingling sensations, swelling, numbness, and stiffness. You may find yourself unable to lift your limbs or exert pressure. You may also experience extreme sensitivity to cold, heat, or both.

You need to gather evidence of your injury

It’s crucial to do all that you can to avoid workplace injuries in Colorado. If you do find yourself in a situation where you are injured, you need to report it right away. It’s a good idea to gather all of the evidence that you can regarding your injury. This should include where, when, how, and why your injury took place.

The best thing you can do in such a situation will be to gather evidence. This can include photos of your injury and the area where it took place. You can also gather statements from eyewitnesses and emergency medical personnel. You should also gather as much evidence as you can regarding the treatment you received.

All of the records related to any surgeries, medications prescribed, and any ongoing rehab or other forms of treatment should be included. You will need all of this evidence to make your insurance claim as strong as possible. This is evidence that will also come in handy when you file a claim for worker’s comp.

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