An individual who performs the same task over and over hundreds or thousands of times a day will often develop injuries related to the repetitiveness of the activity. A good example of this is a carpal tunnel injury to the hand and elbow. Certain repetitive trauma injuries such as carpal tunnel are compensable if the individual can establish a causal connection through medical evidence that the repetitive activities occurred while the employee was engaged in the regular duties of employment. In other words, an individual would be entitled to recover for repetitive trauma injuries such as carpal tunnel if he could establish that there is a direct causal relationship between the condition under which the work is performed and the injury suffered.
If you, a family member or friend has been injured at work and would like to talk about the available options, Hank Burriss and Wayne Ridgeway look forward to discussing the case. With offices in Columbia, Orangeburg and Lexington, Burriss and Ridgeway services clients across the State of South Carolina. Visit burrisslaw.com or call (803) 451 4000 to learn more or schedule a free consultation.