When you think of a work-related injury, do you think about a violent accident that causes you or one of your co-workers serious injuries? You aren't alone. Many people share this belief, which is unfortunate since injuries do not have to happen in a sudden, one-time event in order to qualify for workers' compensation benefits.
Some injuries slowly grow worse until they become debilitating and cause chronic pain. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome does not happen overnight. Instead, it creeps up on you.