What is a Cumulative Trauma Claim?
Most workers understand that if they have a specific accident at work, their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage will pay the benefits owed. But what about injuries sustained by employees over a period of time?
A cumulative trauma (CT) injury is an injury or a condition that has developed over time as a result of performing job responsibilities. Examples of cumulative trauma injury are carpal tunnel syndrome caused by years of typing, hearing loss caused by repeated exposure to loud noises, lung damage caused by exposure to hazardous materials and chronic pain in the knee, back or other joints as a result of repetitive motions or exposures on the job. This is not an exhaustive list.
A CT Claim Is As Unique As You
CT claims are unique in that exposure periods can be short or long depending on the activity and the person. However, regardless of the nature of the CT injury, the employer is required to have workers compensation insurance to cover you.
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If you believe you may have suffered a CT claim, we are here to help. Contact us at 714-547-5025. The consultation is always free and confidential.