3 Claims for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), you may have the option of making a legal claim.

CTS is a painful condition that occurs "when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist" (National Institutes of Health). It can also be 'progressive' or increase in severity over time.

Although this condition can be caused by disease and injury, the most common cause of CTS is repetitive movement. Many types of jobs, such as data entry, assembly line work, cashiering, painting, agricultural work and others require the same hand and wrist movements over time.

This could provide the grounds to file the first type of claim for CTS caused by repetitive movement at work - Workers' Compensation. CTS is a recognized medical injury, and you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and possibly lost wages.

The second type of claim for CTS is a Personal Injury Claim. This would be available if your condition resulted from an event (unrelated to work), such as a car accident. It is quite common for drivers to suffer wrist injuries in these circumstances.

The third type of claim, Social Security Disability, could be combined with either of the two types above. These claims are filed by individuals who have a medical condition that prohibits him or her from working.

Each of these claims can be very detailed and require coordination with health care professionals. Call our office to discuss your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome concerns.

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