The last thing you should ever have to do is fight to receive workers’ compensation for an injury you sustain at work. However, injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome are often more difficult to pinpoint workplace causes. At JML Law, we know that you deserve compensation for these workplace injuries. When you need a Santa Ana carpal tunnel syndrome lawyer, we will get to work securing the coverage you deserve. Repetitive stress injuries are serious, and they can affect all aspects of your life.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a form of repetitive stress injury that occurs in our wrist and affects our ability to use our hands. On the underside of your wrist, you actually have a part of the body called the carpal tunnel. This tunnel houses your median nerve and the tendons required to allow your wrist and hands to function properly. When this area is compressed while you perform repetitive motions, CTS can develop.
Carpal tunnel syndrome often has a long onset period, meaning that the signs and symptoms may not be immediately apparent. Compression to this area over long periods can lead to pain, numbness, tingling sensations, and weakness. CTS can lead to an inability to perform tasks at work or in your daily life.
Treating CTS can be expensive. For severe cases, surgery is the only way to repair the damage and can cost up to $5,000 per hand.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 2.8 million US workers suffered from nonfatal injuries or illnesses in the workplace during the latest reporting year. We know that repetitive stress injuries are very common (though harder to pinpoint on work activities). Around one out of every 20 adults in the US has carpal tunnel syndrome.
Some industries have workers at higher risk of developing CTS. This includes:
Any time a worker regularly uses their fingers, hands, and wrists with their arms improperly positioned, there is a risk that CTS will develop.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, and it was caused by the workplace, you may need to seek legal assistance. At JML Law, we will not let your employer or workers’ compensation deny your claim. Let our dedicated and knowledgeable team get to work on your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.