Many clients call and advise us they are noticing recurring numbness, itching, tingling and pain in their fingers, hands and wrists while at work. The experienced carpal tunnel syndrome attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt are trained to recognize the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive trauma that is covered under Florida Georgia, and Illinois’ workers’ compensation laws.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is less a problem with the nerve itself and more a problem with pressure that is placed on the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel. The median nerve, which travels from the forearm to the palm of the hand, controls sensations in the palm of the thumb and the fingers (not the little finger) and sends impulses to small muscles in the hand allowing the fingers and thumb to move. The carpal tunnel is a thin, hard gateway for ligaments and bones. When the area becomes irritated or swollen from repetitive use, the tunnel can narrow and the median nerve becomes compressed.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other injuries caused by repetitive activity are very common in today’s workforce. These injuries often go without treatment due to an employer or doctor’s lack of understanding of the workers’ compensation laws. The carpal tunnel syndrome attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt understand the law and can help you to obtain the benefits to which you may be entitled. Contact us today to obtain a free and confidential consultation.
If you believe you are suffering carpal tunnel syndrome due to your work activity you should immediately report your claim to a supervisor and ask for medical care. Once reported, don’t be surprised if your employer advises you to treat under your personal health insurance or to see your own doctor. If you are sent to a workers’ compensation doctor, don’t be surprised if they say you have arthritis and that your symptoms are not work related. If either of the above happens to you, don’t be discouraged. Contact an experience carpal tunnel syndrome attorney at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt today for a free and confidential consultation right away.
At the Law Office of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt, we represent injured workers in Florida, Georgia and Illinois for all types of workers’ compensation injuries, accidents or trauma. If you believe you may have a work-related repetitive trauma injury call one of the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt to see how we may be able to win your claim.
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