Oftentimes, the only associations that most Madison residents may have with a workers’ compensation case are the stories that they hear about in the news. However, a majority of the work-place injuries that generate workers’ compensation claims are typically much less newsworthy. Yet if you happen to suffer from one, then you know that small-scale injuries can be just as debilitating as traumatic ones.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that musculoskeletal injuries are the most common type of work-related injury, accounting for 33 percent of all reported workplace injury cases in 2012. These conditions cause continuous pain in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Over time, such injuries can result in your developing chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, trigger finger, and lower back instability.