Yes, if you can present your case the right way. South Carolina workers’ compensation law calls these “repetitive trauma injuries.” Here’s a little more on them:

  • Definition. The typical on-the-job injury results from a single event, like a fall or getting yanked into a machine. But repetitive trauma injuries occur over time from the combined effects of repeated activity. Classic examples include factory or maintenance workers required to make the same repeated moves, day after day, like reaching up or lifting objects.
  • Proof. The law, insurance companies, and commissioners are skeptical of these injuries. To get benefits, you’ve got a complex legal standard to meet. Basically, you must prove by proper medical evidence that it’s likely your repeated, regular job duties caused your injury.

Sound tough? It is. These cases are hard-fought because they’re hard to prove. If you’re a victim of a repetitive trauma injury, you owe it to yourself and your family to protect your rights to medical treatment and disability income. Hire a professional who knows how to win your case—because the insurance company already has a legion of adjusters, investigators, and lawyers who know how to win theirs. Get your questions answered in a free, no pressure strategy session with a Spartanburg, SC workers’ comp attorney. Call toll free at 888-230-1841 or fill out a Get Help Now form.


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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a workers' compensation attorney.