Minnesota Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lawyer
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common forms of repetitive injury, leaving you with severe pain in your wrists and arms. The carpal tunnel is the narrow passageway in the wrist for nerves that connect the palm to the forearm. When tissues in this area become swollen or inflamed, it constricts the median nerve, leading to tenderness and pain. Unfortunately, carpal tunnel syndrome can greatly interfere with your work, especially if your job is the cause of this condition.
If you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome due to work-related strain, you may be able to secure workers’ compensation payments for help during this difficult time. The Minnesota carpal tunnel syndrome attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates can ensure that the workers’ comp filing process goes smoothly so that you receive the compensation you deserve. To learn about our services, contact our offices today by calling 612-334-3444.
How We Can Help
Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the result of performing the same task over and over again, which can cause inflammation and pain. In some cases, you may have to take time off work to recover. At Robert Wilson & Associates, we work to help our clients receive compensation for expenses related to their repetitive motion injuries, including:
- Medical bills
- Pharmaceutical costs
- Physical therapy costs
- Lost wages
If you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome due to work-related activities, your employer may be responsible for providing you with the proper compensation for your pain and suffering.
You do not have to suffer both physically and financially from the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome. For help with filing for the worker’s compensation you deserve, contact Robert Wilson & Associates today. We are committed to fighting for our clients’ needs. For more information, contact one of our Minnesota carpal tunnel syndrome lawyers today by calling 612-334-3444.
Carpal Tunnel FAQs
Could my carpal tunnel syndrome be work-related?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder that occurs when the ligaments and tendons in your forearm become swollen and inflamed, compressing the median nerve in your wrist, causing you pain. The ligaments and tendons in your forearm often become strained when used consistently and repetitively. If you work in a role that requires the constant, repetitive, and specific use of the forearm muscles, there is a high chance that your carpal tunnel syndrome could be attributed to your repetitive motions on the job. Carpal tunnel syndrome is commonly seen in data entry workers, assembly line workers, professional drivers, musicians, and artisans among other professionals. The attorneys of the Robert Wilson & Associates are dedicated to helping hurt employees receive the help and compensation they need.
Is carpal tunnel syndrome covered by workers’ compensation?
If your carpal tunnel syndrome can be attributed to a job-related repetitive motion injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. The compensation usually covers medical expenses and part of your lost wages. Filing a workers’ comp claim for carpal tunnel syndrome is often more complex due to the slow onset of the disorder. The attorneys of the Robert Wilson & Associates are experienced in dealing with these types of workers’ comp claims and we will make sure you have the correct information and documentation required for filing a claim, on time.
Will I be able to return to work with carpal tunnel syndrome?
There are many instances where a physician will evaluate your condition and conclude that with additional healing time, you will be able to return to your job. In this case, you will only be compensated by workers’ comp until your point of maximum medical improvement, after which you will return to work. In some cases, however, even after your point of maximum medical improvement, your physician may determine that the extent of your disorders is too severe for you to return to your previous role in the workplace. In this case, you will be diagnosed with a permanent partial disability or long-term disability. Under workers’ compensation, you will receive a lump sum for your medical bills, pain, and lost wages. For help with filing, appealing a denied claim, or any other workers’ compensation-related proceedings, contact the attorneys of the Robert Wilson & Associates.