Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And Workers’ Compensation
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is compression of the median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel and is most commonly associated with long spells of typing on a keyboard, although exact causes remain disputed within the medical community. Primary symptoms of CTS include sporadic numbness of the thumb, index, long, and radial side of the ring finger. Numbness tends to occur at night because many people sleep with their wrists flexed. Long-standing CTS can result in serious and permanent nerve damage, with workers eventually experiencing constant numbness, atrophy of muscles in the hand, and weakness of palmar abduction.
Upper extremity conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis are not always caused by repetitive motion. In some cases, a job-related wrist fracture can trigger immediate medical difficulties and prevent an individual from completing even routine tasks at work. Workers suffering from these conditions need an advocate who understands the legal and medical aspects of disability claims, and who will aggressively represent their interests. To ensure that you receive the maxim L&I benefits you deserve, call the legal team at Emery | Reddy, PLLC to learn more.
We understand that many families depend on the income of an injured worker, and our workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to winning the benefits and compensation you deserve.
A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Will Help You Recover:
- Current and ongoing medical costs
- Lost wages and lost potential income
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life from a permanent injury, disability, or other factors
Our practice was founded on a commitment to advocating for workers’ rights, and we are proud of our record protecting the injured and disabled. Call us today to speak with our legal team to learn how the workers’ compensation attorneys at Emery | Reddy may be able to assist you. We can help you determine if you have a case, and how to best move forward to get the benefits you’re entitled to. Please remember to have your L&I claim number readily available.