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Who is at risk for a repetitive stress injury?

Working takes up a lot of our time

Besides the time we spend sleeping, working is the most time-consuming activity in the average person's life. In an 80-year lifespan, most people will spend about 13 full years working.

Given the overwhelming amount of time we spend working, it comes as no surprise that some will sustain repetitive stress injuries at some point.

Why you should take walking breaks at work

It’s well-known by now that spending hours a day sitting at desk hunched over a keyboard is bad for your health. Sitting at a computer for more than two hours per day can affect your health in many ways.

Before you invest in a fancy ergonomic office chair, standing desk or yoga ball in your work space, consider a simpler solution: walking.

Is My Knee Replacement Work-Related?

Knee replacements can be work-related.

And--importantly--knee replacements result in signficiant monetary compensation for injured workers.   Any employee undergoing a knee replacement surgery should consult with their surgeon (and an attorney) to discuss whether or not the surgery should be filed as work-related.

Can I get workers' compensation for my back pain?

While this may seem like a straightforward question, the answer actually depends on a number of factors. It's miserable to have back pain, there's no doubt about that. But in order to receive workers' compensation you have to prove that your pain stems from work not from natural causes such as getting older.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 600,000 employees a year suffer from back disorders and it is one of the leading causes of disability for individuals of working age. As the current generation ages, this number is expected to increase exponentially.

Domer Law & Ward Law Firm Joining Forces!

Big News for Work Comp in Wisconsin

Effective September 10, 2019, Ward Law Firm and Domer Law - two law firms practicing only workers' compensation - combined forces to provide enhanced services to Wisconsin's injured workers. This team of attorneys now boasts over 80 years of workers' compensation practice. Expanded offices and personnel in both Milwaukee and Waukesha will allow greater opportunities and resources for helping Wisconsin's injured workers anywhere in the state.

A builder's worst nightmares

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average entry-level construction workers' hourly wage is $16.43 per hour.  But along with a liveable wage come risks. Even under strict job-site safety regulations, construction workers face among the highest industrial injury rates in America. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a list of the most common worksite injuries.  Some of them are minor injuries, and others are life-threatening.

 

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