Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that over 8 million Americans are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, accounting for about 50% of work-related injuries. Exposure to constant strain on your wrists may result in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury with associated symptoms of numbness, tingling and pain in your wrists, reduced muscle control, decrease in grip strength, and a reduction in the ability to use your hands normally.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel as a result of working, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers can walk you through your options in legally addressing your injury. We travel nationwide to represent clients in all 50 states, so do not hesitate to reach out to our Illinois firm. With 10,000+ cases resolved since 1985, our team provides the reliable counsel and representation you need.
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Compensation for Employees with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mild cases of carpal tunnel can be treated with rest, splints, anti-inflammatory drugs, and corticosteroids. Severe cases may even require surgery. Your medical wages and other expenses may be compensated in a formal case that sets forward your employee rights and workers' compensation benefits.
These benefits include the following:
- Lost Wage Benefits: If your doctor recommends that you take time off of work as a result of your carpal tunnel injury, you may be entitled to lost wage benefits. These benefits are paid to you for the duration of your time off work and under the doctor's care.
- Medical Expenses: You may be entitled to all necessary medical expenses for treating your work injuries, including emergency room fees, doctor's fees, prescriptions, and hospital fees.
- Lost Wage Differential and Retraining: If your injuries limit your ability to maintain your job and you must accept a lower paying job, you may be entitled to a wage differential. This means that you can claim part of the difference between your current wages and your previous higher wages as a benefit. In addition, if your doctor has determined that you are not able to return to the previous type of work you were doing before the development of carpal tunnel, your employer may be held liable. They may be liable for paying for re-training.
- Lump Sum Settlement: Once you have completed treatment for your injuries, you may be able to claim a lump sum settlement based on the permanency of your injuries. This claim can also be referred to as an award of arbitrators.
Our practiced Chicago injury attorneys can help you determine what your options are in your carpal tunnel syndrome case. We travel nationwide, so give our firm a call today to discuss your injuries.
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Pintas & Mullins has a long track record of successful verdicts and settlements with workers' compensation cases such as carpal tunnel. We offer free no-obligation consultations for clients throughout the country. Partnering with top litigation firms around the U.S., our workers' compensation lawyers in Chicago can pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
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