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Are repetitive injuries covered by workers’ comp in Minnesota?

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Oftentimes an injured worker comes to me and says, “You know, I didn’t hurt myself at work,” and they’re thinking that they have to pick up a box and they have instantaneous pain in their back or their arm or shoulder. We have a case called Gillette in our state, and Gillette injuries indicate that if you have repetitive cumulative trauma over time, whether it be hours, days, weeks, months, or even years, that that repetitive cumulative trauma is in and of itself a work injury. And there was a Supreme Court case called the Gillette case and we refer to them as Gillette injuries. So yes, repetitive cumulative trauma injuries are compensable in our state.

Minnesota Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability attorney, Tom Atkinson, talks about whether or not repetitive injuries can be covered by workers’ comp in Minnesota.

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