Most people do not think of repetitive stress injuries when they think of incidents that can happen in the workplace. However, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), is one of the most common workplace injuries in the US. If you are struggling to secure compensation for CTS through workers compensation insurance, please seek legal assistance. At JML Law, we are ready to step up investigate your case. Let our Corona carpal tunnel syndrome lawyers get to work so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Explaining carpal tunnel syndrome
Most people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), but many do not understand what it really is. The carpal tunnel is an area on the underside of a person’s’ wrist that contains their median nerve along with the tendons that allow your hands and wrists to function properly. Compressing this area can lead to serious problems over time.
CTS is not an immediate injury. Signs and symptoms often do not appear for years. The following are indications that a person may be suffering from CTS:
- Chronic pain in the hands and wrists
- Numbness of the lower arms and hands
- Tingling sensations
- A weakness of the wrist and hands
How common is carpal tunnel syndrome?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were nearly 8,000 instances in which carpal tunnel syndrome led to a person missing work during a recent reporting year. Approximately one out of every 20 adults in the US has carpal tunnel syndrome.
These stress-related injuries are much more common in some industries, particularly affecting those who:
- Type for hours at a time
- Work with textile and fabric
- Work as apparel manufacturers
- Are mechanics and repair workers
- Work in construction
Treatment for CTS varies depending on the severity of the injury. In some cases, a person may need to take some time off from work. Adjustments to their work area or work duties may be necessary to prevent further damage. In other instances, a person may need surgery on one or both hands to fix CTS. Surgery to correct CTS can reach as much as $5,000 per hand. When surgery is necessary, a person could miss a significant amount of work while they rehabilitate and recover.
How can I get compensation for CTS?
If you or a loved one are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome that you believe was caused by the workplace, you may need to seek legal assistance. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced team is going to fight for you. We will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- All of your medical expenses related to the CTS
- Lost income if you cannot work while recovering
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
We know that CTS can affect all aspects of your life, so call us when you need a Corona carpal tunnel syndrome attorney. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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