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The Hein Law Firm is a St. Louis Missouri law firm specializing in serious personal injuries, workers' compensation and immigration. We provide legal assistance with car and truck accident cases and workers compensation cases involving bodily injuries such as amputations, broken bones, ruptured or bulged discs, fractured vertebrae and spinal cord injuries (quadriplegia), and are concerned with providing a broad range of legal services in response to our clients' needs. Because we are a leading bilingual (Spanish-speaking) full-service law firm and lawyers, we also have an active practice in the immigration and international sphere, assisting those from outside the State of Missouri with legal needs inside the State of Missouri. 

If you have a serious personal injury, have a family member or friend with a serious personal injury, you need a serious Missouri law firm to fight for you, please contact us any time to discuss your case. To submit your case for a free evaluation please fill out our form. An experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney will promptly reply to your inquiry.

We handle serious personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that you do not have to pay attorneys’ fees unless we recover money for your injuries, lost wages, unpaid medical bills, and other damages. Contingent fees in personal injury cases mean we are on your side, and we are on the same team from the moment you hire us because if we take your case, we will not see any attorneys’ fees until you get your due compensation.

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The Hein Law Firm, L.C. is located at 7750 Clayton Road, Suite 102, St. Louis, Missouri 63117.

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Car accidents and work injuries we can help you with:

Car crashes
Truck crashes
Tractor trailer crashes
Eighteen wheeler crashes
Bus crashes
Train crashes
Rail road injuries
Motorcycle crashes
Boat and barge accidents (Jones Act)
Airplane crashes
Helicopter crashes
Product liability
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Brain injury
Spinal injuries
Medical malpractice and birth injuries
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Nursing home abuse
Dog attacks and dog bites
Animal attacks and animal bites
Burn injuries
Dangerous drugs
Environmental injuries
Insurance company disputes (bad faith and vexatious refusal)
Premises liability (condition of property injuries)

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Work Comp Repetitive Stress Lawyers | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | MO

We are Missouri lawyers specializing in repetitive stress workmans compensation injuries.

 

What is Repetitive Motion / Stress Injury?


Repetitive stress injury (RSI) (also known as repetitive motion injury, repetitive strain injury, cumulative trauma disorder (CT), repetitive motion disorder (RMD), and occupational overuse syndrome) is an injury caused to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive motions or tasks, forceful exertions, trauma, vibrations, mechanical compression, continuos pressing against hard surfaces, or sustained or awkward positions.

The term "repetitive strain injury" is sometimes used generally as a diagnostic term which can be understood to include such other diagnoses as:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • cubital tunnel syndrome

  • radial tunnel syndrome

  • DeQUervain's syndrome (inflamation of the thumb tendons)

  • thoracic outlet syndrome

  • trigger finger or trigger thumb

  • tennis elbow (epicondylosis), and

  • tarsal tunnel syndrome (somewhat like carpal tunnel, but in the ankle)

 

Our Firm has extensive experience in handling the above types of injuries, as well as elbow and ulnar nerve injuries, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries, back injuries from constant bending, twisting and lifting, and re-injury of body parts already previously injured.

 

Work Comp Covers Repetitive Injuries Like Carpal Tunnel


The Missouri Workers Compensation Law considers a repetitive motion injury to be one which results from continuous stress placed on the body over a long period of time, with onset of symptoms typically coming on gradually over time.  Repetitive motion injuries are distinguished from traumatic injuries, which are the result of a single, identifiable occurrence or accident occuring on a particular day at a particular time which typically causes the immediate or near-immediate onset of the injury or of symptoms of pain.

Missouri Workers’ Compensation provides medical benefits to employees who develop repetitive motion injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of their work duties.  Repetitive motion can develop from numerous work duties from continuous computer typing to use of vibrating industrial machinery such as a jackhammer or other vibratory tool.  A repetitive motion injury often results in damage and tearing to nerves and tissues causing radiating pain, numbness and tingling symptoms in the hands or other body part affected.  An employee who experiences continued symptoms without seeking medical treatment could face much more serious trauma and permanent injury.      

Carpal tunnel and repetitive motion injuries most commonly develop in the arms, hands and shoulder from use and flexing of the arms, wrist and hands.  Because such injuries develop over time, it is not uncommon for employers and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers to deny such claims initially and force the employee to fight to obtain benefits.  As with any Workers’ Compensation claim, notice of injury to the employer upon the development of symptoms is important to ensure protection of your right to benefits.  Medical evidence in these cases is often less clear because the symptoms develop over time, and as such, we often develop claims through further independent medical evaluation by hiring independent expert doctors our office choses to provide a more independent examination of the repetitive motion injury to determine the nature and cause of such symptoms.  


No Recovery, No Fee!

The Hein Law Firm takes carpal tunnel and repetitive motion/stress workmans compensation injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you will only pay attorney's fees if we obtain compensation for you. For a free consultation with a Missouri Repetitive Motion / Stress Workmans Comp Lawyer, call us at (314) 645-7900 or contact us online.

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