The physical demands of regular full-time work are not always immediately apparent. Throughout the course of the workweek, an employee’s duties may require that he or she repeat the same physical task hundreds or even thousands of times. Although each individual repetition of the motion may not seem to be too strenuous, the cumulative effect of the physical toll can cause significant pain and might result in the development of a repetitive strain injury. Carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis are two such injuries about which people tend to have at least some awareness. Bursitis is a similar but less well-known condition.

If you are suffering from bursitis due to the nature of your occupational responsibilities, then you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. For help with filing your claim or overcoming a denial of benefits, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.

Understanding Bursitis

Part of the reason that there is a lesser familiarity with bursitis is because it affects an anatomical structure that most people do not even know exists. At each of the joints there is a small lubricant-filled sac that serves to enable pain free and fluid motion. These are called the bursae.

When the bursae become inflamed through overuse, the swelling can cause pain at the joint and in the anatomical vicinity. The resulting pain and stiffness can hinder a worker’s ability to accomplish his or her job responsibilities and will likely necessitate medical attention and missed work time to allow for recovery.

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It is likely that your family will be best served by having swift access to your workers’ compensation benefits, and you should not be denied them unjustly. If you are suffering from bursitis, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227 to speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights.