In a variety of jobs, workers can develop repetitive strain injuries because of their work. Carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow (epicondylitis) are two kinds of repetitive strain injuries. These kinds of injuries can be covered under the Workers’ Compensation Law either as occupational diseases (if they are due to the nature of the job) or accidents (if they are due to a particular situation or a specific task performed over a certain period of time).
For example station agents who work for the New York City Transit Authority can develop repetitive strain injuries from keyboarding and other job tasks. We wrote an article about it to help educate these transit workers.
Read our full paper here RSI Blog Post