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Can I Get Workers Compensation for Carpal Tunnel?

  • Published: August 18, 2021

While many workplace injuries happen in a variety of workplace settings, carpal tunnel syndrome is by far one of the most common. Because there are so many repetitive tasks, whether you are using construction equipment, spending hours at a keyboard, or moving items from one place to another, there are so many different opportunities to fall victim to a stress-related injury like this. While no one person is the same, and all job environments are different, we are all potential candidates for a stress-related injury at any time. 

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The carpal tunnel is found in a person’s wrist and is a small passageway containing tissues, nerves and surrounded by small bones called your carpal bones. Due to the narrowness of this passage, any swelling of the surrounding tendons has an immediate and sometimes significant impact on the wrist and hand. When overused or overextended in an acute manner or over time, this can cause different symptoms such as:

  • Numbness or tingling in the thumb or fingers
  • Sharp pains that shoot through the hands
  • Pains that could travel up the forearm and into the shoulder area
  • Dropping items because of weakness in the wrist or hands

Considering Your Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Those that suffer from an injury like carpal tunnel syndrome may need varying treatments depending on the severity of the damage. Some of those options include:

  • Using splints or casts to immobilize the affected area
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory or steroid shots
  • In worst cases, surgery may be needed 

How to prove your injury is the result of your work?

Carpal tunnel syndrome has so many different factors that come into play when looking at causes. This is why it can be challenging to prove that your injury was a direct result of your work. In the event you do file a claim, your employer will most likely be prepared to argue that other factors could have been a cause of the injury. This is where having an experienced workers’ compensation attorney will pay off.

Gathering evidence of your injuries and their causes will be vital to the success of your claim. When you hire an experienced attorney, they’ll be able to assist with documenting your injury through different medical tests and exams, having the right qualified healthcare professionals diagnose your injury, and explaining how the job you have contributed to the injury. 

Seek Competent Legal Counsel for Your Carpal Tunnel Injury Claim in California

If you’re in the state of California, then KCNS Law Group, LLP is your go-to team of lawyers with decades of experience in workers’ compensation. You can call (877) 513-9007 or fill out this form to contact them today to ask questions and get on track to filing your claim with the best possible outcome for yourself and those you care about. 

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