Most people think of traumatic injuries when they hear the term “workplace injury.” However, there are many workplace injuries that are not as easily visible, ones that take time to develop. If you need a San Bernardino carpal tunnel syndrome attorney, you can count on the qualified and experienced team at JML Law to be by your side. We will work diligently to link your injury to the workplace incidents that caused it so you can get the compensation you need today.
There is actually a part of your body on the lower underside of your wrist that is called the carpal tunnel. It houses your median nerve and several tendons that allow your hands and wrists to function properly. Compression in this area can cause pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling sensations.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that 2.8 million US workers suffered from nonfatal injuries or illnesses due to workplace incidents in the latest reporting year. Many people think of obvious traumatic injuries when they think of workplace incidents, but carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury that is amazingly common amongst the US population.
Between 2007 and 2014, there were 140,000 carpal tunnel syndrome workers’ compensation claims in California.
The hallmark of carpal tunnel development is repetitive motions of the fingers, hands, and wrists, particularly if these movements happen when the body is improperly supported or positioned. Most people know that office jobs, particularly when there is typing involved, can cause carpal tunnel. However, let’s look at the industries in which most carpal tunnel cases develop:
Researchers have found that women are 3.3 times more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can completely destroy a person’s ability to do their jobs and enjoy the lifestyle they are accustomed to. In the best-case scenario, a worker will need time off or a reduction in their duties to recover. For serious carpal tunnel cases, surgery may be needed to repair the damage.
Some workplace injuries are harder to see than others, but that does not mean it should be harder to secure compensation. At JML Law, we are ready to help if you or a loved one have developed carpal tunnel due to workplace conditions. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include:
We understand these cases and are in the best position to ensure you are treated fairly. When you need a San Bernardino carpal tunnel syndrome lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.