Cumulative trauma and repetitive stress injuries can develop in a wide variety of jobs. Numerous factors can create an increased risk of a worker developing such injuries including high production requirements, frequent lifting and poor ergonomics. Cumulative trauma can result in injuries to many body parts including the neck, shoulders, back and hands.
We have added a new section to our website that discusses Iowa work comp law involving cumulative trauma and repetitive stress injuries. You can see this new section here.