It started slowly. One day you felt some minor discomfort, and each day it got a little bit worse. You initially assumed the pain would go away, but now you are concerned that you may be at risk for long-term effects due to a repetitive stress injury. What do you need to know? What are your legal rights in New Jersey? Is it time to file a claim for workers’ compensation and does workers’ compensation even cover this type of ailment?

10 Free Resources for Workers with WEAR and TEAR Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries (what we call “WEAR and TEAR” injuries) are eligible for workers’ compensation in New Jersey, but securing the benefits you deserve can be a challenge. These resources will help you learn more about your situation. When you are ready, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.

  1. Are You at Risk for a WEAR and TEAR Injury? – No matter what you do for work, if you perform the same motions day to day, you are at risk for developing a WEAR and TEAR injury. Learn about some of the most-common causes of WEAR and TEAR injuries and the areas of the body where they are most likely to develop.
  2. Do You Have a WEAR and TEAR Injury? – What are the symptoms of a repetitive stress injury? How are WEAR and TEAR injuries diagnosed? Learn how to spot the warning signs and what to do to make sure your medical bills are covered.
  3. Causes of WEAR and TEAR Injuries at Work – This article discusses the more common causes of WEAR and TEAR injuries within the context of specific occupations. Typing, lifting, using hand tools, grabbing, and pulling are just some examples of repetitive motions that can cause long-term WEAR and TEAR.
  4. Why Claiming Workers’ Comp for WEAR and TEAR Injuries Won’t Hurt Your Company – Some employees worry that filing for workers’ compensation will make them appear disloyal or may even hurt their company. The reality is that employers are required to carry coverage for workers’ compensation, and good employers expect their employees to file when they get injured on the job.
  5. Top Career Fields Prone to WEAR and TEAR Injuries – While virtually all workers are at risk for developing WEAR and TEAR injuries, employees in certain job positions are at greater risk than others. Is your job on the list? Learn about the top career fields that are most prone to WEAR and TEAR injuries.
  6.  WEAR and TEAR Injuries vs. Acute Injuries – In contrast to a WEAR and TEAR injury, an acute injury is one that results from a single traumatic event. Learn more about the differences and why they matter for your workers’ compensation claim.
  7. What If My WEAR and TEAR Injury Is Related to a Pre-Existing Condition? – Employers and insurance companies will often attempt to deny workers’ compensation for repetitive stress injuries by claiming that the employee’s injury is the result of a “pre-existing condition.” However, New Jersey law makes it clear that suffering from a pre-existing condition is not a complete bar to workers’ compensation eligibility.
  8. How Your Medical Provider Can Help You Prove Your WEAR and TEAR Injury – When seeking workers’ compensation for a repetitive stress injury, you need medical records to support your claim. Learn how you can work with your doctor to establish your claim for benefits.
  9. How to File a WEAR and TEAR Workers’ Compensation Claim – Filing a successful workers’ compensation claim is not easy, and the process is even more difficult when you are seeking benefits for a WEAR and TEAR injury. Learn about the steps in the process, and find out how an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help maximize your financial recovery.
  10. Why You Should Stop Ignoring Your WEAR and TEAR Injury – Repetitive stress injuries will generally get worse over time without medical intervention. And if you wait too long, you could lose your workers’ compensation eligibility. If you have concerns about a WEAR and TEAR injury, the time to take action is now.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today

Are you experiencing symptoms of a repetitive stress injury? The slow onset of these medical conditions often presents a challenge in obtaining workers’ compensation and can be frustrating for individuals who find themselves unable to work due to the pain.

Fortunately, the skilled and experienced workers’ comp attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo can assist you in developing a personalized workers’ compensation strategy so you can obtain the support you deserve and need to improve your quality of life.

Let’s face it – the reality is that your case outcome will largely depend on the skill of your New Jersey work injury attorney and the quality of your legal representation. Your attorney’s level of education, experience, track record, legal abilities, and reputation matter – big time. When considering your representation, Select Excellence. The head of Petro Cohen’s Workers’ Compensation Department, Frank Petro, along with firm partner Stephen M. Matarazzo and firm attorneys, Suzanne Holz Meola, Terri Hiles, Steven Lubcher, and Daniel Rosenthal, have more than 150 years of combined experience, having successfully handled thousands of litigated workers’ comp cases throughout New Jersey. This experience and winning track record means that you are going to have a skilled New Jersey work injury lawyer by your side every step of the way.

Would you like to find out if you are eligible for workers’ compensation due to WEAR and TEAR? If so, we encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys.  You’ve worked hard; now let us do the same for you.

To request an appointment at one of our four southern New Jersey office locations (Northfield, Cherry Hill, Cape May Court House, and Hamilton) at a time that is most convenient for you, give us a call at 888-675-7607 or tell us how to reach you online today.