Advocating For Workers Suffering From Repetitive Stress Injuries
Our bodies are durable. They can take a great deal of stress. However, when we repeatedly complete the same activities, our joints and bones begin to wear down. Our backs, necks, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles are all susceptible to overuse injuries, and Gillette-type injuries are common for individuals who work in factories or perform other manual labor jobs.
At Noack Law Office, we have more than 80 years of combined experience helping individuals receive the compensation they deserve after workplace accidents. Our attorneys have worked with individuals throughout Minnesota who suffer from repetitive stress injuries caused by:
- Meatpacking jobs
- Mixing cement
- Butcher work
- Construction work
Although many people associate carpal tunnel syndrome with people who type too much, it can also be caused by several factory jobs. For example, using a jack hammer or chopping meat can both cause carpal tunnel.
What Are Gillette Injuries?
Most people are familiar with the term “repetitive stress injuries.” But what about Gillette injuries? The term Gillette injuries is synonymous with repetitive stress injuries, and the term was named after a Minnesota Supreme Court case that decided that work-related injuries that are caused by repetitive motions are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact An Experienced Hennepin County Attorney
Because everybody is different, there is no ruling about how long you need to have been in your job to be eligible for compensation for a repetitive stress injury. Some people may suffer injuries after a few days of working, while others may perform the same job for decades without incident.
Regardless of how long you’ve been in your position, we can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Learn more about the legal counsel an experienced lawyer can provide by scheduling your free initial consultation. Our Minneapolis/St. Paul offices can be reached online or by calling 952-467-8481.