The compensation an injured worker receives from a carpal tunnel settlement can help them cover current and future medical care expenses from the injury, legal costs, lost wages, and any other impacts.
Sometimes this workplace injury may require surgery (called carpal tunnel release), which can be a basis for your workers' compensation claim. How much compensation you receive will depend on the circumstances.
If you'd like to know more about making a carpal tunnel injury compensation claim, make sure to obtain impartial advice from a reputable professional. Talk with an experienced workers comp lawyer to learn more.
Talk with an experienced workers comp lawyer to learn more.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational disease, the primary cause of which is compression of the median nerve in the hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your hand, which is surrounded by bones and ligaments.
The median nerve is located in the carpal tunnel, and it controls feeling and movement in the hand. Repeated pressure on the median nerve can cause pain, numbness, a strain on the thumb's pinching muscles and index finger, and weakness in the hand and wrist.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the many workplace injuries and is recognised as a work-related injury resulting from repetitive movements of your hands and wrists.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from several factors like:
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