That numbness, tingling, or burning sensation in your hands may not be just a minor annoyance you should ignore in the hope that it subsides. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common workplace injuries in certain lines of work and, if you suffer from it, may entitle you to receive workers compensation benefits. If you unsure if you are entitled to receive these benefits, or if you feel that your employer or their insurance company are offering you less than they should, an El Centro carpal tunnel syndrome attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP is here to protect your legal rights, and ensure you recover the full amount you deserve.
Ask Your Attorney: What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition resulting from a swollen or pinched nerve in the wrist. Generally occurring due to repetitive motions, or a wrist sprain or fracture, sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome will experience numbness, burning, or tingling sensation in one or both hands, potentially combined with a loss of grip, or difficulty closing the affect hand into a fist. One common misconception about carpal tunnel syndrome is that it only affects those who work at a computer for long periods of time whereas, in reality, anybody can be affected.
As El Centro Carpal Tunnel Syndrome attorneys, we have successfully represented clients from a vast spectrum of jobs and industries, including but not limited to:
- Cashiers, particularly those employed in grocery stores
- Construction workers
- Hairdressers and beauty therapists
- Janitors and cleaners
- Nurses, dental hygienists, and other healthcare workers
- Office-based workers
- Restaurant workers of all kinds
- Sewing machine operators
- Vehicle and machinery operators
- Welder and cutters
Regardless of what your job entails, or what industry you are employed in, you may be entitled to claim benefits for severe carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Statistics
While you may have been aware of the existence of carpal tunnel syndrome before being afflicted with it, do you know just how common the condition is?
- Carpal tunnel syndrome is responsible for more days away from work than any other injury
- 32.5% of all workplace repetitive motion injuries can be attributed to carpal tunnel syndrome
- Women are, statistically, almost twice as likely as their male colleagues to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome
- Over 5 million United States workers were affected by carpal tunnel syndrome in 2010
- Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common type of hand and wrist surgery in the United States each year
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with an El Centro Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Attorney Today
When you have contracted carpal tunnel syndrome due to work-related tasks, you may be eligible to receive workers compensation benefits. As your employer, and their insurers, are likely to prioritize minimizing their own losses, you could benefit from the legal representation of an outstanding El Centro carpal tunnel syndrome attorney.
To learn more about how we can help in your individual case, call Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP today on 619-630-0205 for your free initial consultation.