Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyers

Struggling with the pain of a work-related repetitive stress injury? In need of legal guidance that could lead to workers’ compensation benefits? Contact the experienced repetitive stress injury lawyers at Martay Law Office in Chicago.

Our legal team will help you get the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. 

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How Can Our Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyers Help?

From typing and sorting to assembly line work and caring for patients, workers who perform the same motions day in and day out can experience gradual deterioration in their bodies over time, leading to repetitive stress injuries.

When repetitive stress takes its toll, injured employees like you may find themselves seeking workers’ compensation benefits for their injuries. However, employers and their insurers may resist giving you fair and full compensation for your injuries. 

That’s where our law firm comes in.

The experienced repetitive stress injury attorneys at Martay Law Office in Chicago boast more than 100 years of workers’ compensation experience. Our legal knowledge, compassion for your situation, and personal service can greatly benefit you in your journey to recovery.

  • Right from the beginning, our law firm empowers you with knowledge about your benefits and eligibility. 
  • We handle the heavy lifting – communicating with doctors, negotiating with insurers, and building your case. 
  • We are prepared to take your case to the Commission to help you secure the benefits you need to recover from your injuries.

Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that you owe no legal fees unless you get the wage, medical, and disability benefits you are entitled to receive.

What Is a Repetitive Stress Injury?

Repetitive stress injuries, also known as RSIs, occur when you overuse certain muscles, nerves, or tendons. This overuse often stems from repeated motions, awkward positions, or constant pressure. Typing, playing sports, or using certain tools can all lead to an RSI. 

The most common symptoms of an RSI are pain, tenderness, and weakness in the affected area. Intervention early on is key to preventing worsening pain and to speed up healing. Intervention may include taking breaks, improving posture, or using more efficient equipment. If you suspect an RSI, you should consult a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Examples of Repetitive Stress Injuries

RSIs are commonly caused by work activities, hobbies, and sports. There are various types of repetitive stress injuries, some common examples include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This condition affects the wrist and hand due to pinched nerves.
  • Tennis Elbow: A painful sensation on the outside of the elbow, caused by repetitive motions involving the wrist and arm.
  • Tendinitis: Inflammation of a tendon, often in the wrist, elbow, or shoulder.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of a bursa, which is a fluid filled sac that cushions joints, such as the knee or hip.
  • Shin Splints: Pain along the shinbone, often caused by repetitive running or jumping.

If you suffer from pain caused by an RSI, contact a repetitive stress injury lawyer at Martay Law Offices for guidance.

Jobs That Put Workers at Risk for Repetitive Stress Injuries

Often times, jobs require specific motions or activities that may lead to a repetitive stress injury. Many types of jobs require tasks that put employees at risk of developing an RSI. Here are just a few examples of these professions:


Manufacturing jobs often include repetitive tasks such as assembly line work and packaging. Performing these activities for several hours a day can strain muscles and tendons, leading to an RSI.

Health Care

Healthcare workers may find themselves at risk of repetitive stress injuries due to performing tasks such as lifting and turning patients throughout the day.

Office Work

Typing, signing paperwork, and sitting at a desk for long hours can cause strain on certain muscles and joints in your body, causing injury. 


Scanning items and bagging them may seem harmless, but the strain of the repetitive motion can cause injuries and strain on your body.

These are only a few examples of jobs that can cause repetitive stress injuries. It is important to know what jobs are at risk for causing RSIs, so preventative measures can be taken.

Can You File a Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Repetitive Stress Injury?

Illinois workers’ compensation covers repetitive stress injuries caused by your job. If you suspect you have a repetitive stress injury, you should report your injury to your employer and seek medical attention right away to ensure your condition is properly treated and that you have medical evidence linking your job to your injury. If you are approved for workers’ compensation, you will receive benefits such as medical bill coverage and lost wages during recovery. Consult a workers’ compensation attorney at our law firm in Chicago or via a Zoom meeting for help navigating the claims process.

Deadline to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Employees who suffer job-related injuries in Illinois should report their injuries to their employer within 45 days of the incident. Your employer has 30 days from the time they are notified of your injury to report the incident to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

This is not the same as filing a workers’ compensation claim. You must file your claim with your employer’s workers’ comp insurance company to receive benefits. Generally, a workers’ compensation claim must be filed with the IWCC within three years from the date of the incident, but there can be some exception to this rule. Repetitive stress injuries take time to manifest, so the deadline for filing for an RSI begins on the day the employee was diagnosed or sometimes the date of disablement from working

Dedicated, Compassionate Representation for Workers With Repetitive Stress Injuries in Illinois

If you are suffering from a repetitive stress injury, it is crucial to seek the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at Martay Law Offices in Chicago when filing your claim. Your employer’s insurance company may attempt to reduce your payout or deny your claim for benefits. Our Lawyers will work with you and the insurance company to ensure you get the compensation you need to recover damages from your work-related injury. 

Schedule your free initial consultation today. Call our law office at 312-374-6403 or contact us online.