The Dangers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Some work environments, though not extreme or life-threatening in any way, can still produce a number of painful and long-lasting injuries for employees as a direct result of the job. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a serious condition caused by the inflammation or damage of nerves in the wrist. It is an incredibly painful repetitive stress injury which can extremely hinder your ability to meet the demands of your job. In advanced or severe cases, carpal tunnel syndrome stemming from a work-related injury can entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits and support.
What Are Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome manifests itself as tingling, weakness, or numbness in the hand that spreads to your arms and generally worsens over time. It causes significant discomfort and impacts one’s ability to comfortably or adequately perform daily tasks such as working, driving, and sleeping. Though many people believe only office workers sustain this injury, employees across a wide range of industries may suffer as a result of performing repetitive stress motions.
After diagnosis, doctors most often recommend rest which requires you to cease the motion and actions that aggravate any symptoms. Treatment can also include wrist splinting, pain medications, corticosteroid injections, and surgery. Typically, employers argue against this type of claim by stating your injury stemmed from pre-existing causes such as inflammation or arthritis. However, this denial can be contested with a strongminded and determined legal team on your side.
Suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Contact Our Dependable & Talented Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
Are you an employee who is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome? You are not alone. Countless workers suffer from this debilitating condition and we at the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC are willing to go above and beyond in our fight for justice. If you are seeking a trustworthy workers’ compensation firm with the resources and experience to effectively represent your needs, look no further. Allow us to treat your case with the care it deserves.
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