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Common Elbow injuries in Workers Compensation

Posted by James Aspell | Jan 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

     There are a number of activities some workers perform day in and day out that can lead to workers compensation claims for elbow injuries.  Some of the more frequent elbow work injuries in Connecticut are as follows: 

  1. Repetitive motions, such as typing or using a mouse, can lead to elbow pain. The constant use of the muscles and tendons in the forearm can lead to inflammation or overuse injuries, such as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow.

  2. Poor posture can also contribute to elbow pain. Sitting with your shoulders hunched forward or your arms in a prolonged position can place unnecessary strain on the muscles and tendons in the elbow.

  3. Heavy lifting or carrying objects can put stress on the elbow joint, leading to pain and inflammation. This is especially true if the lifting is done frequently or with improper technique.

  4. Certain jobs or activities that require prolonged arm extension, such as painting or construction work, can also lead to elbow pain. The constant use of the muscles and tendons in the arm can cause overuse injuries, such as tennis elbow.

  5. Injuries, such as a fall or a direct blow to the elbow, can also cause pain and inflammation. These types of injuries can damage the bones, muscles, tendons, or ligaments in the elbow, leading to pain and limited mobility.

It is essential to take steps to prevent or manage elbow pain by using proper posture, using ergonomic equipment, taking frequent breaks, and stretching or exercising the muscles in the arm and forearm. If elbow pain persists, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional.

If your work activities are a substantial contributing factor in causing your elbow pain, it is likely you can recover workers compensation.  If you think that is the case, in addition to proompt medical care, it is crucial you consult with an experienced elbow work injury lawyer.  The injury attorney can help you file your claim and work with your doctors to develop medical evidence to build your case.  

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James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...

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