Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of the wrists, hands and fingers, which often interferes with job performance. It is commonly caused by strenuous and repetitive activities associated with the workplace, such as using power tools, handling wood products, and repetitive clerical activities. The number of carpal tunnel syndrome instances are rising, due to new technology job demands.
According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, carpal tunnel syndrome is the second leading cause of time away from work, averaging 27 days. Carpal tunnel syndrome can affect your work performance, your ability to perform normal household tasks and can disrupt your sleep. In many cases, surgery is required to cure the condition.
Common issues with insurance companies
Be aware that even though your hand and wrist pain seems to be caused by your work, insurance companies often deny carpal tunnel syndrome claiming that the cause is unrelated to those work activities. If you have received a Denial letter from the insurance company, contact us immediately. We are familiar with the arguments the insurance companies use to deny your claim and can develop your case to win at hearing or obtain a fair cash settlement for you.
What you deserve
If you’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of performing your job duties, you deserve workers’ compensation benefits to help you with your treatment, lost wages and peace of mind. We are proud to fight for your rights, challenging the insurance companies and obtaining fair compensation for you.