You Can Receive Workers’ Comp For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from a wide variety of repetitive work activities. If you are injured or unable to work due to the numbness, tingling and pain that come with carpal tunnel syndrome, you are eligible for workers’ compensation under Arizona law.
These injuries can be challenging to prove in order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits because they are repetitive injuries, rather than the result of a sudden accident. If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome or another repetitive stress injury, Jerome, Gibson, Stewart, Stevenson, Engle & Runbeck, P.C., can help.
Our firm has helped thousands of injured workers obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. We do not charge attorney’s fees unless you receive benefits.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury that is caused by compression or pinching of the median nerve, one of the main nerves in the wrist. It can result in pain, numbness and tingling in the hand, wrist and elbow. Usually, symptoms start gradually.
You are at an increased risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome if you perform repetitive motions with your hand or wrist such as:
- Performing assembly line work
- Using vibrating tools
- Working in checkout lines
If you are injured, notify a supervisor about your problem and make sure you tell the supervisor that you believe your injury is related to your job. Tell your medical care providers that you believe your injury is related to your work.
Because repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, appear gradually, you may encounter challenges obtaining benefits for your claim. Our workers’ compensation lawyers focus on helping injured workers and have a deep understanding of the common issues that arise with carpal tunnel and other repetitive injury claims. We can represent you from the start of your claim, including disputes about your case and during appeals if your claim has been denied.
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Contact us today to schedule a free consultation regarding your claim. Our workers’ compensation services are provided mainly on a contingency basis. Contact us online or at 602-635-6561 to schedule an appointment in Phoenix or Tucson.