Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may seem like nothing to worry about but according to the National Center for Health and Statistics, over 260,000 carpal tunnel release surgeries are performed every year, with millions more that go undiagnosed. Of those, more than 47% of total cases are due to work-related activities. CTS can develop from repeated stresses such as typing, using repetitive hand tools, and even driving.
It is paramount that you seek early treatment for carpal tunnel if you experience any of the following symptoms of Carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Pain in the wrist
- Numbness or tingling sensation in hand
- Loss of ability to sense heat or cold
- Feeling of swelling in hand, even if not visible
- Weakness and tendency to drop things
According to studies, CTS is usually found in both hands, even if only one presents symptoms. There is a higher risk of CTS in people with a family history, individuals over the age of 50, and women. CTS has one of the highest rates of work-absence of all injuries and can have lasting effects if not treated.
Prognosis and treatment for CTS is very favorable if caught early on. If you feel or have noticed any signs of carpal tunnel due to a work-related activity, Berlin Law Firm wants to help you get the compensation and treatment you deserve. We will work with you in all stages of the process to get your life back on track from this workplace injury and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled for your loss of wages and other employment-related benefits.
No injury is too insignificant or unworthy of representation. If the insurance company tells you that you may not be covered for this injury, know that they do not represent your interests. There are many tactics that insurance adjusters and your employer will pull in order to convince you that you have no claim or that you should not pursue your workplace related injury. In our 22 years of working exclusively on work injury claims, we have heard every story. There is no work-related injury that should not be appropriately considered and evaluated by an experienced workers compensation attorney.
Contact our firm today to discuss your options in pursuing an easier and stress-free way to deal with your workplace related injury. We will get your life back on track and work relentlessly to do so.