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If you’re suffering from a repetitive stress injury, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact our lawyers at Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys. We’ll help prove your injuries are work-related and get the medical treatment you deserve.

Injuries Due to Repetition

Repetitive Use injuries usually affect ligaments, tendons, spinal discs, nerves, and muscles.
Workplace injuries don’t always have to involve a single, life-changing accident. The majority of injuries actually develop over time from repetitive moments performed on a frequent basis. Fortunately, most employees can recover from repetitive use injuries with the aid of workers’ compensation.

Repetitive injuries, also known as Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) aren’t necessarily caused by difficult or physically challenging tasks. All it takes is repeating one motion several times a day, and then add several weeks and years of service. The constant use puts strain on certain muscles, tendons, and bones that results in pain and eventual injury. The most common repetitive use injuries found in the workplace are carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and bursitis.

Common Repetitive Stress Symptoms

  • Pain in limbs
  • Numbness in fingers or arms
  • Body weakness
  • Fatigue

Common Repetitive Use Motions

Typing. Those who use the computer and repeat the same keyboarding motions over again can damage joints and tendons in the fingers and hands.

Lifting and reaching. Many injuries, especially in the construction or manufacturing fields frequently lift, reach, and use heavy tools on the job.

Driving. Delivery and transportation drivers are constantly sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time, which places strain on the body

Operating machinery. Certain tools require workers to make repeated motions with their hands, arms, shoulders, and legs.

The industries at most risk for repetitive stress injuries are:

If you’re suffering from a repetitive stress injury, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact our lawyers at Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys. We’ll help prove your injuries are work-related and get the medical treatment you deserve.

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Our Attorneys

Our attorneys specialize in workman's comp, personal injury, and dispute resolution services.

Prior, Criner & Edwards Law, PLCC. have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.

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Frank Prior - Attorney

Frank Prior

With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.

Sherman Lee Criner - Attorney

Sherman Lee Criner

Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.

Ashley Edwards - Attorney

Ashley M. Edwards

Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies. 

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“These guys are awesome and care about their clients very much. I would suggest anyone hurt on the job to contact them. Cannot express my appreciation enough to them!"

Trevor P.

“Ashley Edwards genuinely cares about his clients and holds himself to the highest standards in all of his professional interactions. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs help navigating the workers compensation process."

Patrick H.

“Ashley has been practicing compensation law in the greater Wilmington area for 15+ years. I have often turned to him for advice and counsel. He knows the law, is trustworthy, listens to his clients, and fights to do the right thing for them. He is my first call!"

Channing E.

“Mr Edwards made my case feel like it was his most important case. He is so caring and attentive."

Renee M.

“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."

Stephen H.

“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "

Ashley M.

“This is the place to go if you get hurt on the job Ashley and his paralegal Janet are really nice and super easy to talk to and they take the time to really listen to your problems and get you the help you need and deserve."

Anthony R.

“They came out took out time to listen very smart he knows what he's talking about he heard me out and took my case under difficult sircumstances and i highly advise this is the law firm to consider."

Marlo C.

“Sherman is one of the best mediators that I know---he is extremely proficient in Workers' Compensation Law and he is an outstanding communicator. I give Sherman my highest rating!"

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“Great Experience with a caring lawyer who took the time to actually meet with me. He handled my case to the end and explained everything. Highly recommended."

Mitch

“Ashley is very knowledgeable and relatable to his clients, to opposing counsel, and to all parties when acting as mediator. "

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“Ashley didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear but he always told me the truth. He is very knowledgeable and professional... I would highly recommend Ashley if you feel the need to hire an attorney. "

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