Repetitive Injury | Gillette Injury

MN Work Comp Repetitive Injury Attorneys | Mottaz Law Office

There are many job and occupations that require repeated motions. These motions can result in wear and tear on the body resulting in a repetitive injury or work injury. A repetitive injury or Gillette injury can be caused from a variety of work factors. These types of injuries can develop within a matter of minutes or within a matter of years. Repetitive injuries such as carpal tunnel are typically referred to as “Gillette” injuries in Minnesota. A Gillette injury is an injury resulting from repeated trauma or aggravation of a preexisting medical condition.

Various occupational ergonomic factors are involved in repetitive or Gillette type injuries. The factors can include:

  • High Task Repetition and Inappropriate Work / Rest Cycles
  • Forces and Forceful Exertions
  • Positions of the Wrist and Arm and Awkward Postures
  • Mechanical Stress Concentrations / Contact Trauma
  • Vibration:
  • Exposure to Cold
  • Lead

The risk of developing upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders and injuries increases with the number of risk factors present. Jobs that combine high force and high repetition pose the greatest risk.

It is important that you discuss your job duties with your doctor if you believe you have a work injury. Also, it is important that you notify your employer of your injury, as failing to notify your employer may cause you lose out on work comp benefits. My calling our office we will provide you with the necessary guidance so you can protect your right to work comp benefits.

If you suffered an repetitive or Gillette injury and would like to talk to a Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer,  contact The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz. Call us Now at 855-354-2667 or fill out the contact form and our office will contact you immediately.


(855) 354-2667
3340 Northdale Blvd. NW, #140
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: (763) 421-8226
Fax: (763) 421-8362


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