Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the Workplace
Located on the palm side of the wrist, the carpal tunnel protects the nerve that allows the hand to function normally. In a variety of work environments, employees are susceptible to damaging this passageway, resulting in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Because carpal tunnel syndrome interrupts a person's ability to use the hand and wrist normally, it can prevent the completion of daily tasks at home and at work. If you experience symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, it is best to receive medical attention as soon as possible.
Since the process of treating carpal tunnel syndrome may require time off work, it is a good idea to file a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits within 30 days of diagnosis.
Miami Workers' Compensation Attorneys for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome that was caused or aggravated by your workplace conditions in Miami or South Florida, then contact an experienced attorney for workers' compensation claims to find out more about how to maximize your benefits.
The Hoffman Firm can help you decide whether you should file a workers' comp claim for carpal tunnel and how much your case might be worth when a settlement is reached to compensate you for your injuries.
We represent clients throughout the City of Aventura, North Miami, Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas of South Florida. Call The Hoffman Firm at (305) 940-2307 today to discuss your carpal tunnel syndrome case.
Symptoms & Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome may start off as mild discomfort, but it can become progressively worse if left untreated. Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Dull, aching pain in the wrist area
- Radiating pain from the wrist to the arm
- Weakness in the hand or arm
- Inability to perform tasks normally
Carpal tunnel syndrome can happen to anyone and occurs as the result of compressing the nerve in the carpal tunnel. In general, individuals who use their hands often, particularly when working, are susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel can arise from completing repetitive tasks (such as typing, operating tools, or working on an assembly line) or can arise after damage to the hand or wrist area.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) — Learn more about the causes, symptoms, treatment, prognosis and research related to carpal tunnel syndrome from NINDS, including links to other organizations dedicated to fighting it.
University of Miami Hospital — Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — Learn about carpal tunnel syndrome from the University of Miami Hospital website.
Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Work-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you are experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of workplace conditions, it is important to speak with an experienced legal professional about your options. Through Workers’ Compensation, you may be entitled to lost wage benefits, short-term disability benefits, or a monetary settlement. If you need assistance, contact The Hoffman Firm today to discuss your unique situation.
If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome that was caused or aggravated by your workplace conditions, then contact an experienced attorney for workers' compensation claims to find out more. We represent clients throughout the City of Aventura, North Miami, Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas throughout South Florida.
For clients with a carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis throughout the greater Miami metropolitan area, including Aventura, Hallandale Beach, Golden Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami Beach, and Sunny Isles Beach, call us to discuss a possible workers compensation claim that can be filed against your employers.
This article was last updated on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Evan A. Hoffman
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