Occupational Disease and Repetitive Trauma

Connecticut workers have the right to receive wage benefits and necessary medical care for a work-related injury or illness. While workers know when they have sustained a work-related injury from an accident, workers who sustain a repetitive trauma injury or occupational disease are often uncertain of its cause.

Experienced Help With Your Workers' Compensation Claim

If you believe you may have suffered an occupational disease or repetitive trauma injury that is work-related and you have questions, contact the Gillis Law Firm in New Haven, Connecticut. We are pleased to offer a free consultation and help you determine what steps you should take to protect your rights. Our firm has been advocating on behalf of injured workers for more than three decades, and both of our partners have more than 20 years of experience.

What Are Repetitive Trauma Injuries?

Many workers suffer repetitive trauma injuries. The constant strain of lifting, bending, typing and other common work tasks puts tremendous pressure on workers' bodies.

Repetitive trauma can cause damage to nerves, tendons, muscles or ligaments in the back, thumb, wrists, hands, legs, knees, shoulders and other body parts. Hearing and vision loss and carpal tunnel syndrome are also potential work hazards. Our lawyers have successfully obtained workers' compensation benefits on behalf of many workers who have suffered repetitive stress injuries.

We Are Prepared To Handle Complex Repetitive Trauma Cases

Repetitive trauma injuries occur over time, so it's difficult to determine when they occurred, and which employer is liable. Often, employers and their insurers will claim that a former employer is liable for repetitive motion injuries. When this occurs, they will bring in other defendants so that, quite possibly, two or more of the victim's employers will share liability regarding costs and compensation.

A "typical" repetitive trauma case might look like this. A bricklayer or manual laborer has repeatedly experienced stress to a knee or knees, and needs a new knee. A medical inquiry into the cause of the damage indicates workplace trauma. We can work with medical providers and other experts to further demonstrate that workplace repetitive motion trauma led to the medical condition and litigate for damages. If the defendant attempts to hold the victim's former employer(s) responsible for the injuries, we can handle the full complexity of the case.

Thousands Of Successful Claims

Since our firm was founded in 1978, our attorneys have obtained workers' compensation benefits for thousands of injured workers. We represent clients in initial applications and workers' compensation appeals. We work diligently to obtain medical records, get statements from witnesses, photograph the accident scene and obtain other evidence to strengthen our clients' cases. Due to our thorough case management, we have a strong record of results.

Get The Help You Deserve Today

If you have performed physical and repetitive labor and now face injuries that may have been caused by repetitive trauma, or if you have contracted a disease that you believed is connected to your current or former employment, get Gillis Law Firm on your side. Contact our firm or call 866-603-9810 for more information and a no-charge consultation. We charge no fees without legal recovery. Se habla español.