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Repetitive Stress Injuries

Joplin Repetitive Stress Injury Attorney

Protecting Injured Workers in Missouri

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are one of the most common types of work-related injuries. They are also one of the most frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed injuries. If you are suffering from an RSI, you need to get the medical care and workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive.

At Webster & Carlton, P.C., our Joplin repetitive stress injury lawyers can help you get the medical treatment, wage loss benefits, and permanent disability benefits you need and deserve.

Contact us online or call (417) 545-3775 for a consultation. We can help you obtain the benefits you deserve.

What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries are injuries that occur as a result of repeating the same motion over and over again. The injuries can occur in muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. They can also occur in nerves and in the spinal discs. Some of the most common types of repetitive stress injuries are:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • De Quervain’s disease
  • Raynaud’s disease

RSIs are often caused by excessive use of a certain body part. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by excessive use of the wrist. But RSIs can also be caused by using a tool or machine that vibrates, by working in a cold environment, by working in a high-stress environment, or by working in a job that requires you to work in an uncomfortable position.

How Are Repetitive Stress Injuries Treated?

If you are suffering from an RSI, you need to get medical treatment as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can often help you avoid permanent damage. If you have been diagnosed with an RSI, you should follow your doctor’s treatment plan. You should also keep your employer informed about your diagnosis and treatment.

In most cases, treatment for an RSI will involve a combination of rest, medication, physical therapy, and changes in your work environment. If you continue to work in the same job, your symptoms are likely to get worse. In some cases, your doctor may tell you that you need to stop working in your current job and find a new job that does not require you to do the same motion over and over again.

If you have been diagnosed with an RSI, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help you get the medical treatment you need and pay your bills while you are unable to work. But in order to get these benefits, you will need to file a claim with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation.

Do I Need a Lawyer to File for Workers’ Compensation?

When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you will be dealing with the insurance company that provides workers’ compensation coverage to your employer. The insurance company will have a team of lawyers on its side. You need to have a lawyer on your side, too.

At Webster & Carlton, P.C., we can help you at every stage of your workers’ compensation claim. We can help you file your initial claim and make sure it is complete and accurate. If your claim is denied, we can help you file an appeal and gather the evidence you will need to prove your claim. We can also help you get the medical treatment you need and make sure you are receiving the correct amount of benefits.

Contact us online or call (417) 545-3775 to schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team.

Meet Our Team

Committed to Working Tirelessly on Your Behalf to Get You the Compensation You Are Owed


  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyer Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Why Choose Webster & Carlton?

  • Experienced Firm
    With over 48 years of collective legal expertise, the legal professionals at Webster & Carlton, specializing in workers' compensation, are dedicated to navigating the complexities of Missouri's workers' compensation system, and obtaining the compensation, medical treatment, and support our clients deserve.
  • Client First Representation
    Our firm has a focus on clear communication, transparency, and personalized service, we ensure that our clients are well-informed and actively involved throughout the legal process. From the initial consultation to case resolution, we prioritize building strong attorney-client relationships based on trust and collaboration.
  • Detailed Oriented Preparation
    At Wester & Carlton, we pride ourselves on our meticulous approach to each case. Our commitment to detail ensures thorough preparation for all aspects of your legal journey, be it mediation, trials, or any other events your case may involve. You can trust that your case will receive the detailed attention it deserves.
  • Virtual & Free Consultations

    Better understand your legal options and ensure an informed decision by contacting us to arrange a free consultation. Experience the added convenience of virtual consultations, allowing you to delve into your case, pose relevant questions, and gain valuable insights from our team, wherever you are located.

Stay In The Know

  • Why Do I Need a Missouri Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
    A workers’ compensation claim can take several months, even years, to resolve, especially if you continue to suffer from the effects of your work-related injury. Your employer and its insurance company will be represented by highly skilled attorneys who know how to exploit an injured employee. You need to level the playing field by hiring a Missouri workers’ compensation lawyer who will fight on your behalf.
  • What Happens If My Employer Denies Me Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
    In many cases, your employer or their insurance company will promptly pay any workers’ compensation benefits. But if they deny benefits–or stop paying them before you receive what you believe you are entitled to under the law–then you have the right to file a claim with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. An administrative law judge appointed by the Division will review your claim and either conduct mediation between you and your employer, or alternatively hold a formal hearing to determine your right to compensation.
  • What Kinds of Injuries Are Covered?

    Under Missouri law, workers’ compensation only covers injuries that arise “out of and in the course of employment.” This includes accidents that occur during your work shift. It also includes “occupational diseases” contracted at work, provided workplace exposure was the “prevailing” cause.

    Workers’ compensation is not necessarily limited to injuries suffered at your normal workplace. If your job requires you to travel–i.e., make deliveries or conduct on-site work with clients–you may be compensated for injuries sustained in the course of such travel. However, Missouri workers’ compensation law specifically excludes injuries sustained while commuting from home to work and back, even if you use a company-owned car.

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In the event of a workplace injury, securing compensation for lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation, and related expenses requires the expertise of a seasoned workers' compensation attorney.

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