In Illinois, workers’ compensations do not have to involve work accidents. Any type of work injury can result in compensation so long as you can prove that it happened on the job. This could include injuries from repetitive motion that you perform on the job. Thus, not only can factory workers and construction laborers receive workers’ compensation, when they are injured while working but office workers may be eligible for it too.
The Causes of Repetitive Motion Injuries
You may be called on to perform the same duty many time a day at work. For example, you may work at a store and need to lift boxes on a daily basis. You could work at a factory and have to put take things off of a conveyor belt all day long. Alternatively, you might work in an office and need to use the keyboard and type every day, hurting your wrist. Even something as simple as using a computer mouse has the potential to cause you long-term injury.