Gillette, Gradual or Repetitive Work Injuries
Compensation is allowed for injuries that occur as a result of repetitive, minute trauma brought about by the performance of ordinary job duties. The Minnesota Supreme court has held that “in the course of one’s ordinary duties, injuries may occur daily which may cause minimal damage, the cumulative effect of which in the course of time may be as injurious as a single traumatic occurrence which is completely disabling.” Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of a Gillette injury.
Repetitive, minute trauma causing injury is also compensable where work activities either aggravate or accelerate a pre-existing condition. This type of injury can occur gradually over several years or with a sudden onset or intensification of symptoms.
Gillette injuries are common in assembly line, clerical/secretarial, construction, and other occupations involving repetitive activities such as bending, stooping, pinching, cutting, lifting, standing, reaching or walking.
Minnesota Work Injury Attorney Gregg Nelson has been helping clients win their workers compensation claims for more than 30 years. He takes an aggressive stance for his clients. He will fight to help you get full and fair compensation for all of your losses, from wages or income to medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation, and benefits for permanent damage.