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Repetitive Motion Injury Regulation Nixed by Industry

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is looking for a way to minimize a common workplace injury. Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSDs, have been under OSHA scrutiny since 1979, but because they are cumulative injuries, it is difficult for regulators or attorneys to pinpoint their exact cause. Consequently, it has historically been difficult for the administration to put the onus on the workplace.

The most recent attempt by OSHA to add a rule requiring that employers record repetitive motion injuries was shouted down by industry interests.

While cumulative injuries may be difficult to prove for OSHA in the aggregate, we can research your individual experience and build a case for you. If you have suffered an injury you believe has been caused by your job, we can help you decide whether you have a viable claim.

Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, dental malpractice, bus accidents, car accident cases and premises injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years. He practices in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area including handling lawsuits in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb and other counties and nearby cities including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident and would like discuss your case, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.

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