Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A repetitive stress injury can be a very difficult injury to work with. Aside from pain, the sufferer may lose function and feeling in the affected areas. Ultimately, a repetitive stress injury can make it difficult or impossible to work. And continuing working can cause further damage.
At Hochman & Plunkett, we know how scary this situation can be. Our lawyers can help:
- Determine if you have a workers' compensation claim and if so, build a strong case on your behalf
- Get you the medical treatment you need
- Seek maximum compensation to cover your current and long-term expenses
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What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve, which runs from the brachial plexus down the arm, through the wrist and into the hand. Compression to the wrist can cause damage and irritation to the median nerve. Ultimately, this can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, which is characterized by pain and numbness in the hands. Over time, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to the loss of feeling, sensation and use of the hands.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can have many causes. In a workplace context, overuse of the hands and arms - especially due to typing on a regular basis - is a commonly cited cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Also, repeated use of a jackhammer, chainsaw or other vibrating machine can cause carpal tunnel syndrome and other injuries.
Other Repetitive Stress Injuries Covered By Workers' Compensation
- Cubital tunnel syndrome - Inflammation and damage to the ulnar nerve in the elbow.
- Tendonitis - Inflammation of a tendon, often caused by repetitive stress and overuse.
- Rotator cuff injuries - The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that support the shoulder joint. This area can be injured due to repetitive stress and overuse.
If you are dealing with another type of repetitive stress injury caused by your job, talk to one of our workers' compensation attorneys. We can help determine your options for seeking benefits.
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