Repetitive stress injuries are serious injuries workers can suffer in the workplace. They can come on, and worsen, over time and can have a debilitating impact on workers and their ability to work and earn a living. As a result, workers suffering from a repetitive stress, or strain, injury should know what they can do about it.
The numbers are mind-boggling. A worker is injured on the job every seven seconds in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). At that rate, 510 workers are hurt every hour, and 12,600 are injured each day.
After a worker has been injured in the workplace, it is important for them to know what to do and where they can turn. Workers' compensation benefits are a valuable resource that injured workers should know how to obtain when they find themselves facing time away from work as they recover from an injury suffered on the job.