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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Charlotte Workers’ Compensation Attorney Tirelessly Pursuing Benefits on Behalf of Injured Workers

At The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the significant impact musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can have on workers in Charlotte. Whether stemming from repetitive motions, overexertion, or poor ergonomic conditions, musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and lower back injuries can cause debilitating pain and limit your ability to work and live your life the way you want to.

Our team of dedicated attorneys is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to employees who have developed MSDs due to their job duties. If you have experienced an MSD-related injury in the workplace, don't hesitate to contact us at 704-405-2580 for a free consultation. We will assess your case, provide personalized guidance, and advocate vigorously to ensure you receive the workers' compensation benefits you deserve.

Charlotte Workers Most at Risk for Musculoskeletal Damage

Everyday jobs, such as warehouse work or office administration, can unexpectedly transform into dangerous occupations, where workers are at risk of experiencing musculoskeletal disorders due to repetitive tasks and poor ergonomic practices. In our experience, the following are among those positions that present the highest risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder.

Construction Workers

Construction workers engage in physically demanding tasks such as lifting heavy materials, operating power tools, and performing repetitive motions. These activities can lead to musculoskeletal injuries such as back strains, sprains, and herniated discs.

Warehouse Workers

Employees working in warehouses, including those at Amazon fulfillment centers, are often tasked with lifting, carrying, and stacking heavy items. The repetitive nature of these activities can result in musculoskeletal disorders such as repetitive strain injuries, shoulder impingement, and lower back pain.

Healthcare Professionals

Nurses, caregivers, and medical technicians frequently perform tasks that require lifting and transferring patients, often in awkward or constrained positions. Prolonged exposure to these activities can lead to musculoskeletal injuries among healthcare workers, such as sprains, strains, and overuse injuries.

Utility Workers

Employees of utility companies, such as Charlotte Water and Duke Energy, may encounter physically demanding tasks such as digging trenches, climbing poles, and operating heavy equipment. These activities can strain the muscles and joints, increasing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries such as strains, sprains, and tendonitis.

Retail Workers

Retail employees may be required to lift and carry heavy merchandise, stock shelves, and stand for long periods. These repetitive tasks can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and lower back pain.

Manufacturing Workers

Employees in manufacturing plants are often exposed to repetitive assembly line work, heavy lifting, and operating machinery. These activities can lead to musculoskeletal injuries such as tendinitis, bursitis, and rotator cuff injuries.

Office Workers

Even office-based jobs can pose risks of musculoskeletal damage, particularly for employees who spend long hours sitting at desks or using computers. Poor ergonomic setups, repetitive typing, and prolonged sitting can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, neck strain, and lower back pain.

Charlotte employers must prioritize workplace safety and implement ergonomic practices to prevent musculoskeletal injuries.

Steps to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claims

Filing a workers' compensation claim in Charlotte involves several critical steps to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.

Filing the Claim

First, you or your Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyer must submit a claim to the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) after reporting the injury to their employer.


If the claim is disputed, a hearing is held before the NCIC, where evidence is presented and testimony heard.


Following the hearing, the NCIC decides on the claim, determining whether the injured worker is entitled to benefits.


If the decision is unfavorable, the injured worker has the right to appeal. This involves a review by the Full Commission and, if necessary, further appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Having a skilled Charlotte injury attorney is crucial during the workers’ compensation claims process. An attorney can provide you with invaluable legal guidance throughout the claims process, ensuring your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

Have You Developed a Musculoskeletal Disorder Due to Your Working Conditions?

If you are experiencing the debilitating pain that comes along with a musculoskeletal disorder, it’s important you remain proactive—both in terms of your health and your right to file a North Carolina workers’ compensation claim. At the Olsinski Law Firm, our team of Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyers have worked tirelessly to earn our reputation for being one of the leading workers’ compensation firms in the area. We take pride in being able to help injured workers in your position obtain the benefits they need to cover their medical expenses and unearned income while they heal, with the eventual goal of regaining their health and returning to work. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call 704-405-2850, or connect with us through our secure online contact form.

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