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 you 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 in place 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.
If you have been injured at work, you need access to all of your benefits. You have bills to pay, a family to take care of, and a job to return to. Do not let the insurance carrier deny you your benefits.
Elbow injuries are a common work related injury 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 you workers compensation benefits. Many injured workers have a difficult time getting their work comp benefits after suffering from a workplace accident.
Elbow Pain and Injuries
Many elbow injuries are the result of work-related tasks and falls. An acute injury to the elbow may be caused by a penetrating injury, direct blow, or by jerking, twisting, bending or jamming an elbow unnaturally. These types of injuries can cause severe and sudden pain, bruising and swelling may also develop.
Acute elbow injuries may include:
- Ligament injuries
- Injuries to the tendons
- 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:
- Pinched nerves
- 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. Afterwards, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis workers compensation attorney to discuss your case.
What is Tennis Elbow
You needn’t be a tennis player to develop tennis elbow, although it gets it’s name because it is a common condition tennis players get. Tennis elbow is a condition that is caused by the overuse of the arm, forearm, and hand muscles. It results in elbow pain.
It is caused by either a subtle or abrupt injury of the muscles and tendons that surround 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 have developed tennis elbow or have otherwise injured your elbow due to the nature of your job, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. Our legal team has a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation that they need. Contact our St. Louis, Missouri workers compensation law firm to ensure that your rights are protected. Please call (314) 361-4300 or toll free at (888) 872-6795.