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If you have suffered repetitive use trauma (like carpal tunnel syndrome) and your injury is work-related, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. It is important to advise your employer of your injury, seek medical treatment from a doctor you know and trust, and talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.

The attorneys at Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office represent injured workers throughout Minnesota who has suffered a repetitive stress injury (also known as a Gillette injuries in Minnesota). To speak to an attorney about your specific injuries and legal options, please contact our Mankato law office online or call 507.625.5000.

Common Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries

People who do a lot of the following activities at their jobs are especially prone to suffering a repetitive use injury:

  • Typing
  • Data Entry
  • Book Work
  • Assembly Line Work
  • Hair Styling
  • Machinery Operation
  • Scanning Items at a Grocery Store
  • Other Repetitive Motions

Pursue an Appeal

Repetitive stress injury cases can be difficult to prove. Additionally, it is often difficult to determine the start of the injury, since symptoms often come on gradually. It is important for anyone who is experiencing symptoms to seek medical attention promptly and to continue with any plan recommended by a doctor.

If your repetitive use trauma claim has been denied, our lawyers can help you pursue an appeal. Don’t be discouraged if your initial claim has been denied. The vast majority are. Get help from an attorney who can analyze your case and help you get the information needed to successfully pursue an appeal.

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Contact us for an initial consultation, where you can learn more about pursuing workers’ comp benefits for a Gillette-type injury/repetitive use injury. Either call our firm at 507-625-5000 or e-mail us to schedule.


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