While tennis elbow is most commonly associated with playing tennis, it is regularly caused by activities that have nothing to do with the sport. Many of these activities occur in the workplace and are covered under Florida and Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws.
Tennis elbow is caused by inflammation on the outside of the upper arm near the elbow as opposed to cubital tunnel syndrome which is cause by inflammation on the interior of the elbow. Tennis elbow causes weakness in the wrist, which results in difficulty performing basic tasks such as opening a door or shaking hands. Pain is felt along the outside of the elbow when the hand is bent back and when trying to straighten the fingers against resistance.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt have more than 100 years combined experience handling workers’ compensation cases in Florida Georgia. Call us today if you think you may have suffered a work related repetitive trauma to your elbow.
Many types of employment can lead to tennis elbow. Any activity that involves repetitive twisting of the wrist can lead to this condition. Therefore, painters, plumbers, construction workers and cooks are susceptible to tennis elbow. Other jobs that can expose workers to tennis elbow include:
- Factory workers
- Construction workers
- Office/Secretarial workers
If you or a loved one is suffering from tennis elbow caused by a work related activity call one of the experienced workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt for a free and confidential consultation today.
If you believe you have a work-related repetitive trauma injury call one of the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt today.
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