When someone mentions repetitive motion injuries the common example that comes to mind is a clerical worker getting carpal tunnel syndrome from typing and other clerical work. It is certainly true that carpal tunnel syndrome is a common ailment amongst clerical workers, but many other people get carpal tunnel syndrome also including lawyers, journalists, professors as well as anyone required to type a lot. If the bulk of your tying and similar activities occur at work and you get a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome you should certainly speak with a workers' compensation attorney. But more importantly, there are many many other workers who suffer from conditions that are just as egregious as, if not more so, than carpal tunnel syndrome that can be directly caused by work related activity. Carpal tunnel and many other conditions are a result of repetitive motion injuries, which often enough occur almost exclusively at work. Warehouse workers and even truck drivers who handle their own deliveries often get back or spinal injuries as a result of constant bending over and picking up heavy boxes or other objects. Hand and foot injuries due to working on an assembly line are also common injuries. Even scientists could get neck injuries from bending over looking into microscopes, as did one laboratory worker in a federal workers compensation case. The problem with these types of cases is that many workers' compensation carriers will oppose or contest liability, especially in repetitive injury cases, wherein it is difficult to prove causation.