Workers’ compensation benefits are generally available for injured employees, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. The amount of workers’ compensation benefits to which you may be entitled will depend, however, on the nature and severity of your work-related injuries or medical condition.
Tendonitis impingement syndrome and chronic muscle pain are common work-related repetitive stress injuries. Tendonitis impingement syndrome occurs when the rotator cuff tendon and surrounding tissues become pinched by forward arm movements, which leads to painful inflammation. Common symptoms of tendonitis impingement syndrome include muscle pain in the shoulder, muscle weakness, and popping sounds.
Tendonitis impingement syndrome and muscle pain can occur as a result of work-related activities, such as assembly line work, sawing, construction work, extensive use of power tools, and heavy lifting. If you have suffer from tendonitis impingement or muscle pain as a result of work-related activities, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, such as medical expense reimbursement, temporary total disability (TTD), or permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits.
Workers’ compensation claims for repetitive stress injuries are more difficult to pursue than some other types of claims, however, because the injuries accumulate over time, rather than as a result of a single workplace accident. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced Illinois worker’s compensation attorney, like those at Ankin Law Office, LLC, if you wish to pursue a worker’s compensation claim for a repetitive trauma injury, such as tendonitis impingement syndrome, chronic muscle pain, or carpal tunnel syndrome. We can help you obtain the appropriate medical treatment and assemble the necessary documentation to support your claim.
Contact our office at (312) 600-0000 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys to discuss your work-related tendonitis, muscle pain, or other repetitive stress injury.