If you have tingling, burning or numbing sensations in your hands, then you may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. In California, carpal tunnel syndrome that is caused by your job can entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits. To determine whether you may be eligible for these benefits, contact the San Diego area lawyers of Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP. We use our years of experience and the full resources of our firm to try and help each and every client arrive at a creative and satisfying resolution to his or her legal issues.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the result of a nerve in your wrist becoming swollen or pinched. When this happens, usually through repetitive activities or wrist trauma such as a sprain or fracture, you may experience a tingling, burning or numbing sensation in your hands. In addition to these uncomfortable sensations, you may lose grip strength or have difficulty closing your hands to make a fist.
El Centro Repetitive Stress Syndrome Attorney
Although people commonly think of carpal tunnel syndrome as only affecting those who sit at a computer and type on keyboards for long hours each day, in reality it can affect almost anyone. Other than office workers, those who frequently experience carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Cashiers (especially those working in grocery stores)
- Restaurant workers
- Dental hygienists
- Construction workers
- Vehicle operators
Whether you work in these professions or not, if you have carpal tunnel syndrome because of your employment and it is severe enough, then you may be eligible for a disability insurance benefits claim.
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To receive answers to your questions from a San Diego carpal tunnel syndrome attorney, contact Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, at 619-296-5884 or through our online form to schedule a free initial consultation.