If you have carpal tunnel syndrome that was caused or aggravated by your work activities, you may be qualified for workers' compensation benefits. In many cases, however, it takes a lawyer's help to get the benefits you need and deserve.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our attorneys represent union and nonunion workers who suffer on-the-job injuries. If your claim for a repetitive stress injury has been denied by your employer or the workers' compensation insurance carrier, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is a Repetitive Stress Injury
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an injury that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the palm of the hand to the forearm, becomes compressed at the wrist. Symptoms can include numbness, pain, a sensation of pins and needles, reduced grip strength, and an inability to use your hands normally.
Workers in many different occupations can develop carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
- Data entry
- Factory work and assembly
- Meat processing
Carpal tunnel syndrome may be treated through therapy, ergonomic workstations, or in some cases, surgery. However, the injury may lead to chronic pain that makes it impossible to do your job.
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Contact an Illinois Carpal Tunnel Attorney
There is never a charge to discuss your repetitive stress injuries with a lawyer. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to a Chicago carpal tunnel syndrome attorney, call 312-324-0409 (800-787-5431 toll free). Se habla español.