Tendons are strong, fibrous tissues that connect muscles to the bone. They are most commonly found in the elbows, wrists, heels, and knees. Through repetitive motion, an individual may damage his or her tendon and suffer from tendonitis, a painful musculoskeletal condition that occurs when a tendon is inflamed or irritated.
Construction workers are at highest risk of tendonitis. A detached tendon from the bone due to tendonitis may require surgical repair to bring back its function. For milder tendonitis, these treatment options might be prescribed:
- Corticosteroids – To relieve inflammation.
- Naproxen sodium or ibuprofen – To relieve pain.
- Platelet-rich plasma treatment – In this treatment, a sample of your blood is obtained. Plasma and other healing elements of your blood are drawn from the sample and are then injected back into the affected area to facilitate healing.
Unfortunately, the unforeseen expenses of tendonitis treatment may put a strain on your finances. To learn more about obtaining compensation after being injured while working at a construction site in New York, speak with our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.
Those who work on construction sites are susceptible to repetitive motion injuries. Repetitive motion injuries occur when employees lift heavy objects or perform the same task repeatedly. Some of the most common repetitive motion injuries include bursitis, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. These injuries can require expensive treatments and keep you from returning to work immediately. Medical costs and lost wages can quickly accumulate into a stressful financial situation for injury victims and their families.
Fortunately, the lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, are dedicated to helping those who have suffered repetitive motion injuries. If you have suffered from a repetitive motion injury, there are steps you can take to seek financial compensation. Call 866-LAWS-USA today to speak with an experienced lawyer about your legal options.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and wrist condition usually associated with repetitive motions. Assembly line workers, supermarket checkers, typists, meat industry workers, construction workers, and many other people are among those whose duties demand repetitive motions. They might be at risk for developing carpal tunnel.
When the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome persist even after medication or physical and occupational therapies, they can dramatically decrease a person’s quality of life. It may be a good time to seek serious medical attention so that you can move towards a cure.
In this situation, doctors may recommend surgery as a treatment option. The objective of surgery is to cut the transverse carpal ligament causing the symptoms. The procedure can be done in an invasive (open carpal tunnel release surgery), or minimally invasive (endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery) way.
As with many other surgeries, there are risks of infection, bleeding, and symptom recurrence. These surgeries can also be expensive for a worker whose carpal tunnel syndrome has been a result of his or her company’s poor occupational health practices. If your injury has been a result of your employer’s failure to provide the equipment necessary to prevent the condition, consult with our team of construction accident lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling our New York office at 866-LAWS-USA.