We have all heard the jokes about hand cramps and typing. You can imagine those who type or use their mouse extensively during the day are constantly moving their hands and wrists in the same motion. But the truth is this kind of disease can affect anyone who works with their hands in a repetitive motion. It is assumed that those who type or write are at most risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, but that isn’t the case. Those who work as hairdressers are no strangers to the pain and agony of carpal tunnel syndrome, as most of their job is moving their hands in repetitive motions to massage, wash, cut, dye, and blow dry hair. As fabulous as it is to be at the receiving end of a haircut, your hairdresser is damaging their hands and wrist while cutting off your damaged hair!
Other occupations prone to this kind of syndrome are assembly line worker, sewer, knitter, seamstress, baker, cashier, hair stylist, musician, makeup artist, health care worker, and caretaker. These positions all require an emphasis on hand and wrist movement. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has been cited as one of the most common ailments in working adults. Do not feel like you are the only one who feels this pain. Do not feel you are the only one trying to maintain the pain. Last, do not feel your job does not owe you some help as you attempt to recover from a potentially chronic illness.
Common symptoms of this disease include pain in the arms, wrists, and hands. This pain inhibits movement in moving fingers, grasping, and carrying items. There is also a noticeable weakness in your hands. You may not consider these symptoms to be workers’ compensation file-worthy, but the truth is that these kinds of injuries do not go away. These can turn into chronic issues, and then what happens? Your ability to work deteriorates alongside your social life. There are correlations between carpal tunnel and depression. Since you cannot do your work, people start to feel worthless, which makes them sad about where they are in life. The best way to prevent all this is to believe you are not making up the pain, exercise your right to file for workers’ compensation, and hire an attorney who promises to advocate for your claim.
Call 818-610-8800 or click here to speak with our expert staff at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation. We have extensive knowledge and success with those seeking help and advocacy with their workers’ compensation claims. These kinds of claims can be very tricky, tedious, and tiresome. Choosing our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys shows that not only are you exercising your rights, but you are also choosing to value yourself and your needs.
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