5 Common Causes of Pain and Repetitive Strain at Work

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Repetitive strain injuries and posture-related injuries affect millions of US workers annually. Regular breaks and ergonomic equipment can help prevent them. Every year, a staggering 1.8 million workers in the US suffer from repetitive strain injuries, or RSIs, which occur when muscles, tendons, and ligaments experience the same type of strain and stress over a prolonged period. … Read more

Updated: April 24, 2023

What Is an Occupational Hazard?

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OSHA defines Occupational Hazards as “a danger or condition in the work environment that can result in injury, illness, or death.” Work environments are different. From the setting and job description to company culture – each place of employment has its unique set of challenges. And it’s not just the challenges that are different, but … Read more

Updated: March 27, 2023

Can Working From Home Cause a Repetitive Stress Injury?

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Working long hours from home can increase your chances of suffering from a repetitive stress injury. Many people were ecstatic when they heard they could now work from the comfort of their homes, following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these work-from-home measures introduced new challenges for employees, including anxiety and loneliness. Not surprisingly, … Read more

Updated: December 20, 2021

3 Things You Should Know About De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis & Missouri Workers’ Compensation

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons of your wrist near your thumb. Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) like carpal tunnel and tendonitis are well known. However, some lesser-known injuries like De Quervain’s tenosynovitis can be just as debilitating and painful. Let’s discuss the basics of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, who is at … Read more

Updated: March 24, 2022

5 Common Cumulative Trauma Injuries in the Workplace

missouri worker with a cumulative trauma injury

Cumulative trauma injuries are sometimes difficult to link back to your work activities, as they require a long time to form and can even be made worse by certain personal activities. Cumulative trauma or repetitive stress refers to injuries, usually at a musculoskeletal and nervous system level, caused by repetitive tasks, nerve compressions, forceful exertions, … Read more

Updated: April 15, 2021

The Airline Industry is Among the Most Hazardous

The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann can provide you with the necessary information to make the right choices to receive the best medical care, benefits, and income. Every time we travel by plane, we are surrounded by people working for the airline industry, from security workers to flight attendants to baggage handlers. These workers … Read more

Updated: July 20, 2022