Not all injuries look the same, and repetitive stress injuries are often taken less seriously than other work injuries. At JML Law, we treat injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) seriously because we know how devastating they can be. When you need a Downey carpal tunnel syndrome lawyer, you can count on us to work diligently to secure the compensation you need. Carpal tunnel can affect your work and personal life, and you should be able to receive maximum coverage for your injuries.
Chances are you have heard about CTS but never really understood what it was – until it happened to you or a loved one. There is a part of your lower wrist called the carpal tunnel. This is an actual tunnel that houses your median nerve and several tendons that allow your hands and wrists to function the way they should. The problem comes when this area is compressed for long periods of time due to workplace activities.
When you hear the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS) say that 2.8 million people suffered from workplace injuries during the latest reporting year, you probably do not think of repetitive stress injuries. However, these injuries affect millions of workers each year:
We told you that CTS is a repetitive stress injury. This develops through repetitive motions of the fingers, hands, and wrists when the body is improperly positioned or supported. Mainly, if the lower portion of your hands or wrists are compressed while you work, you run a high risk of developing CTS.
Some industries and workers have a higher risk of developing CTS, particularly:
We rely on our hands and wrists to perform most of the tasks we do on a daily basis, both at work and in our personal daily activities. Carpal tunnel syndrome can affect everything we do. If your carpal tunnel syndrome was caused by your workplace activities, you may need to secure legal assistance today. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is going to work to secure the following:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.