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A repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an injury borne of the overuse and repetitive motion inherent to performing certain physical tasks. While nearly any kind of work can lead to an RSI, industries like manufacturing, construction work, healthcare, and clerical work are especially vulnerable. If you’ve suffered an RSI on the job, you need the professional legal guidance of an experienced Kansas workers’ compensation attorney.
RSIs are related to repetitive movement over time that gradually leads to an injury. An RSI can cause extreme pain, swelling in the affected area, numbness, and even permanent nerve damage. Ultimately, an RSI can be physically debilitating. Common forms of RSIs include:
Repetitive strain injuries are usually slow to develop, which means they can be extremely deceptive. Many sufferers slowly acclimate to the effects of the injury until they are unable to keep up with the pain and deleterious effects. This means that RSIs can become more serious and more difficult to treat before they are diagnosed. Although RSIs are often acquired on the job, such an injury can negatively affect every part of your life and can be seriously disruptive – including disrupting your ability to do your job.
Common general symptoms related to RSIs include:
RSIs often come on slowly but can have dramatic negative effects. If you’ve suffered an RSI on the job, the dedicated legal team at Pyle Law in McPherson, Kansas, is committed to helping you obtain the compensation necessary to achieve your fullest recovery. Attorney Tom Pyle is a fierce advocate of injured workers like you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (888) 381-1155 for more information today.