Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Injuries
Repetitive Stress Disorder Attorney
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), the most common Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), is also one of the most significant long-term health problems in the workplace today. The U.S. Department of Labor calls Carpal Tunnel Syndrome “the chief occupational hazard of the 90′s disabling workers in epidemic proportions.” If you’ve developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a result of doing your job, you may be legally entitled to receive the medical and monetary benefits provided by the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
When one is afflicted with CTS, the membrane that covers the tendons that connect the hand to the forearm becomes inflamed, causing pain, a decrease in hand dexterity, a tingling sensation, and weakness which hinders the ability to perform one’s job. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often caused by job duties that occur in many settings, including these common professions:
- Bank teller
- Clerical worker
- Computer programmer
- Construction work
- Manufacturer/Line worker
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel
Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be expensive, as it often necessitates ongoing physical therapy. More severe cases of CTS could require endoscopic surgery. Post-operative recovery can take up to several weeks before the hand and fingers regain full use.
The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett work regularly with physical and occupational therapists, neurologists, and other health and safety experts to determine the extent and degree of our clients’ disorder.
Your Rights to Compensation
Unfortunately, misconceptions with regard to CTS cause sufferers to unnecessarily forfeit their legal right to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Moreover, your employer may contend that your CTS resulted from a pre-existing condition unrelated to your current job. The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett will obtain medical expertise to document your medical condition and its connection to your job responsibilities. These medical experts will respond to your employer’s insurance company’s medical claims and disputes. At the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett, we have considerable experience with the tactics used by companies and their insurers in disputing CTS claims, and we are well prepared to respond.
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome related to your job duties, don’t be intimidated into thinking that your problem is pre-existing or that you should just work through the pain. Contact the Broward County Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett now at (954) 618-1776 for a free, no-hassle consultation and get answers to all of your important questions. You have everything to gain and NOTHING TO LOSE because the call is FREE and there is NEVER a fee until you win or settle your case.