Cumulative TraumaLitigation: It's What We Do.
Calabasas Cumulative Trauma Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Experienced Representation for Injured Workers in California
Workers who have experienced cumulative trauma at work often face immense physical, emotional, and financial pressures. The medical expenses associated with this type of injury can be overwhelming, as can the disruption to their daily lives. Lost wages due to decreased productivity or from being unable to work at all can prevent them from meeting essential obligations such as rent or mortgage payments and providing for their families.
At Gaines & Gaines, our experienced workers' compensation lawyers understand the difficulties associated with cumulative trauma injuries. Our attorneys are dedicated to advocating for the rights of injured workers and fighting for a successful resolution of their case. We will strive to ensure that our clients receive fair treatment from employers and insurance companies so that they can get back on their feet again after suffering an injury at work.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us online or call us at (866) 400-4450 to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate workers’ compensation attorneys.
Understanding Cumulative Trauma
Cumulative trauma injuries are a unique type of injury because they occur over a period of time, often without the worker recognizing that anything is wrong.
These types of injuries can include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Hearing loss
- Neck and back strain from prolonged sitting or standing
- Muscle strains, sprains, and tears from repetitive movements
- Tendonitis or bursitis due to repetitive movements of the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders and neck.
At Gaines & Gaines, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal representation to injured workers in California who have experienced cumulative trauma at work. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial distress that these types of workplace injuries can cause, and we will work diligently to help our clients get back on their feet again.
Statute of Limitations for Cumulative Trauma Claims
Under California law, workers typically have one year from the date of injury to file a workers' compensation claim. However, because of the nature of cumulative trauma, the statute of limitations in these cases is either one year from when the worker began to suffer from their injury or one year from when they should have reasonably known their injury was caused by work.
It is important to understand your rights and the statute of limitations associated with your case so that you can act quickly to preserve your right to seek compensation for lost wages or medical expenses.
How Gaines & Gaines Can Help
At Gaines & Gaines, we understand that cumulative trauma injuries can cause immense physical, emotional, and financial distress. Whether it be lost wages due to decreased productivity or from being unable to work at all, medical expenses associated with your injury, or other benefits you may be entitled to under California law – we will do everything possible to make sure you receive what you deserve. We strive to ensure that our clients receive fair treatment from employers and insurance companies so that they can move forward with their lives after suffering an injury at work.
Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and evaluate any evidence presented by employers or insurers. We will use this information to build a strong argument on your behalf and fight for the best possible outcome of your claim. Our attorneys understand the laws governing workers’ compensation claims in California and have experience dealing with all types of cumulative trauma cases including carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive motion injuries, hearing loss, neck/back strain from prolonged sitting or standing, muscle strains/sprains/tears from repetitive motions, and tendonitis or bursitis due to repetitive movements of the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and neck.
If you have suffered a cumulative trauma injury in the workplace, contact Gaines & Gaines online or call us at (866) 400-4450 to discuss your legal options.
Results That Speak for ThemselvesOur Successes
- $3,003,000 Employment Class Action
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