California Workers Compensation Lawyers Representing Victims in Van Nuys
Founded in the early 20th century and named after Isaac Newton Van Nuys, the neighborhood of Van Nuys in California’s San Fernando Valley is home to well over 100,000 residents. The area has undergone several development projects with the latest being the “Great Streets” project introduced in 2014.
Many notable people have lived in Van Nuys, such as Gwen Stefani, Don Drysdale, and Marilyn Monroe. But the majority of residents are hardworking everyday Americans. As of the year 2000, over 43% of residents 25 or older had less than a high school diploma, and 15% of the same aged residents had earned a four-year degree.
However, no matter their age, education level, or occupation, people in Van Nuys can fall victim to repetitive strain injuries.
Repetitive Strain Injuries Can Affect Anyone
Some types of injuries affect certain industries and job roles more than others. But one type of injury which can affect anyone are repetitive strain injuries, or RSIs.
RSIs are serious and they can be debilitating. Some of the most common RSIs include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- DeQuervain’s syndrome
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, RSIs account for more than $20 billion of worker’s compensation spending each and every year. Some other interesting stats about RSIs:
RSIs Are Our Nation’s Most Common Occupational Health Issue
Nearly 260,000 carpal tunnel surgery release operations are conducted annually, and 47% of these cases are work-related
How to Identify a RSI
The first sign of a RSI is pain in your upper extremities, such as your fingers, your shoulders, your wrists and your forearms. This pain may take on several forms, including:
- Burning sensation
- Aching limbs and joints
- Shooting pain
Some other symptoms of a RSI include:
- Lack of control/coordination
- Chronically cold hands
- Frequently self massaging
What to Do If You Think Your RSI Is Work-Related
If you suspect you have a RSI, notify your employer immediately and make a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer is prohibited from firing or disciplining employees for filing any type of workers’ compensation claim, so you will not be penalized for doing so.
What to Do If Your Claim Has Been Denied
An employer may deny that your RSI is workplace related because you have not had any symptoms or associated your symptoms to your job role. In these situations, it is important to speak to a worker’s compensation attorney at Turchin Law.
We offer free initial consultations to anyone who has been injured on the job or who has questions about their workplace injury or disability. To speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer at Turchin Law today, please call (818) 266-5601 to schedule for your free consultation.
DIRECTIONS TO TURCHIN LAW 6320 VAN NUYS BLVD #405 VAN NUYS, CA 91401
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Call us today (818) 266-5601
We are located at:
6320 Van Nuys Blvd #405
Van Nuys, CA 91401