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St. Louis Work Related Injury – Elbow Pain – Tennis Elbow – Workers Compensation

If you have injured your elbow at work, you should be receiving all of your workers’ compensation benefits. Do not let the insurance carrier deny you your benefits.

Thousand of Missouri workers are injured on the job each year. Missouri has laws that are supposed to support and help workers who have suffered an on-the-job injury. Yet, many injured workers are denied benefits or are only given a percentage of what they should actually receive.

You need access to all your benefits if you have been injured at work. You have bills, a family to care for, and a job to return to. Do not let the insurance carrier deny you your benefits.

Elbow injuries are common work-related injuries that can be caused by a number of work-related tasks. If you have injured your elbow at work, you should be receiving all of your workers’ compensation benefits. However, many injured workers have difficulty getting their work comp benefits after a workplace accident.

Elbow Pain and Injuries

Many elbow injuries result from work-related tasks and falls. An acute injury to the elbow may be caused by a penetrating injury, direct blow, or jerking, twisting, bending, or jamming an elbow unnaturally. These injuries can cause severe and sudden pain, and bruising and swelling may also develop.

Acute elbow injuries may include:

  • Bruising
  • Ligament injuries
  • Injuries to the tendons
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Dislocation
  • Broken bones, bone fracture

While many suffer acute injuries in the workplace, others have overuse injuries. According to WebMD, overuse injuries take place when there is too much stress placed on a joint or other tissue because of performing an activity or task over and over again.

Repetitive stress injuries to the elbow include:

  • Bursitis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Tendinosis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow

If you have suffered either an acute elbow injury or a repetitive stress injury to your elbow while at work, you should seek immediate medical attention. Afterward, you must contact an experienced St. Louis worker’s compensation attorney to discuss your case.

What is Tennis Elbow

You needn’t be a tennis player to develop tennis elbow, although it gets its name because it is a common condition tennis players get. Tennis elbow is a condition caused by arm, forearm, and hand muscle overuse. It results in elbow pain.

It is caused by either a subtle or abrupt injury of the muscles and tendons surrounding the outside of the elbow. It involves the area specifically where these muscles and tendons attach to the bony area of the elbow. You may hear your doctor use the term lateral epicondylitis.

Golfer’s elbow refers to the same type of condition, only this occurs on the inside of the elbow, and the technical term is medial epicondylitis.

Common symptoms of tennis elbow include:

  • Elbow pain that slowly increases on the outside of the elbow.
  • The pain becomes worse when you shake someone’s hand or squeeze an object.
  • Pain is worse when using your wrist, like when opening a jar or lifting objects.

Types of jobs that can cause a worker to develop tennis elbow include landscapers, office or house cleaners, mechanics, assembly-line workers, and carpenters.

Contact a St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney

If you’ve suffered from tennis elbow or another work-related elbow injury, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to assisting injured workers in securing necessary medical care and financial compensation. Contact our worker’s compensation law firm in St. Louis, Missouri, to safeguard your rights. Please call us at (314) 361-4300 for a free consultation.

Work-Related Injuries