Cumulative Injury legal definition: A cumulative injury is a common type of work malady caused by repeated events or exposure, or from making repetitive motions. Two common types of cumulative injuries are hearing loss and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs)
Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs)
Repeated motion injuries (RMIs)
Cumulative Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Cases
Cumulative injury claims come into play in workers’ compensation cases and settlements. While many work injuries happen as a result of a single accident, cumulative injuries happen as a result of repeated events and exposure over a long period of time.
Because cumulative injuries such as hearing loss, carpal tunnel, and back trauma happen over an extended period of time, proving that they were caused on the job can require medical records and even expert witnesses.
If you suffered a cumulative injury on the job and are filing an initial work comp claim, have been denied work comp, or are seeing a settlement, don’t go it alone – call an experience workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the system.
“If someone has a serious case, they will get a great effort and a great outcome working with us,” award-winning attorney Victor Pribanic of Pribanic & Pribanic told Best Lawyers Magazine.