Regardless of what sort of job Californian workers like you have, the potential for repetitive stress injuries will exist. Though some may believe that this type of injury is inconsequential, they can actually have a huge impact on your life and may even affect your efficiency at work.

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, repetitive strain injuries are caused when you perform the same action with the same body part over and over again. For example, people who do repetitive motions with their hands or wrists risk developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Professions that include repetitive motions can be quite varied and may include:

  • Artists
  • Secretaries
  • Dentists
  • Surgeons
  • Construction workers
  • Metal craftsmen

However, any job that has you doing the same tasks day in and day out can contribute to your risk of suffering from a repetitive stress injury.

Another contributing factor to these injuries is the mismanagement of body parts that have been stressed. For example, if you start to feel soreness in the affected area, you have likely already done some damage. If you have a job that involves a lot of repetition, it’s best to do preventative care like icing the affected area or applying heat patches when necessary. However, sometimes the cause of these stress injuries is a rigid work schedule that does not allow for you to work safely.

If you have suffered from a repetitive stress injury at your place of work, you might be entitled to compensation for your struggles. Consider speaking with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to help yourself on your road to recovery.