There are two types of injuries, those that happen in one traumatic incident and those that occur over a period of time. Back injuries are a good example of the type of severe, disabling injury that can occur either all at once or due to repetitive trauma or stress.
Repetitive trauma injuries occur over time. In the workplace, these injuries are most often caused by the stress of repetitive motion (bending, lifting, climbing, typing) or repeated injury caused by the operation of heavy equipment or machinery. Examples include:
The lawyers of Popowski, Callas & Shirley, P.A., have substantial experience in recognizing repetitive trauma injury cases and in obtaining workers' compensation or Social Security disability benefits for our injured clients.
Our firm has been instrumental in developing many of the laws related to repetitive trauma injuries in South Carolina. A member of our team of attorneys handled one of the first cases involving a person who suffered serious back injury from riding on a forklift. We took the case all the way to the Supreme Court to obtain the full and fair compensation our client deserved.
The treatment of repetitive trauma injuries may require multiple surgeries, long-term medical care and rehabilitation. Those who suffer repetitive trauma injuries or repetitive stress disorders may have more complicated medical needs than some who suffer traumatic injury. Our experienced lawyers are particularly adept at recognizing the long-term implications of these repetitive trauma injuries and obtaining the full compensation and benefits that sufferers deserve.
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