Not all work injuries are the same, and most people do not think of repetitive stress injuries when they think of workplace incidents. However, you may need a Riverside carpal tunnel syndrome attorney to help with your case. At JML Law, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to understand the complexities associated with these cases. Being denied adequate coverage of a workplace injury is never acceptable, so let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
There is actually a part of your body that is called the carpal tunnel. It is located in the lower portion of your wrist and is a tunnel that houses your median nerve as well as several tendons that allow your hands and wrists to move normally. When this area is compressed, a person can experience temporary or permanent pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling.
How many people are affected by carpal tunnel syndrome?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we know that around 2.8 million US workers suffered from nonfatal injuries or illnesses in the workplace during the latest reporting year. What people do not realize is that many of those injuries were repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel is very common. We know that it affects approximately 1 of every 20 adults in the United States or around three to six percent of the population. In many of those cases, we can pinpoint work conditions as the cause. There were 140,000 carpal tunnel syndrome workers’ compensation claims in California reported over a recent seven-year period.
What does the workplace have to do with carpal tunnel syndrome?
The workplace can be directly attributed to many cases of carpal tunnel. Whenever a worker performs repetitive motions of the hands, wrists, or fingers over long periods of time, they risk developing carpal tunnel. Most people think of office and typing jobs when they hear about carpal tunnel, but the leading industries for this syndrome include:
- Textile, fabric finishing and coating mills
- Apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing
- Animal slaughtering and processing
These injuries negatively impact a person’s ability to perform their duties. They also impact how a person goes about performing their daily life activities.
Let us get to work on your behalf today
If you or someone you love is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome due to workplace conditions, please seek legal assistance today. At JML Law, we understand that these injuries can be harder to pinpoint on workplace causes, but that does not mean you should be treated unfairly. Let us work to secure the compensation you need, including:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
If you need a Riverside carpal tunnel syndrome lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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