Repetitive Trauma Injury Lawyers – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
While work-related injuries can easily occur in a single event, such as a car accident or explosion, this is not always the case. An increasing number of injuries sustained on the job are a result of ongoing, repetitive motions that are performed on a daily basis. These are considered repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) or repetitive trauma injuries, and one of the most common of these is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
In essence, repetitive trauma injuries are job-induced wear and tear on the body such as continuous bending over, raising an arm or working overhead. In regard to carpal tunnel syndrome, the increased presence of computers in the workplace plays a role. Yet, individuals may experience symptoms of CTS if they spend a considerable amount of time working an assembly line or installing car parts. Beginning with a tingling sensation and numbness in the fingers and hands, carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve (nerve running from the forearm to the palm of the hand) becomes pinched or pressed at the wrist.
As a repetitive trauma injury, CTS is commonly experienced in the following jobs and/or work-related activities:
- Data entry and typing
- Assembly line work
Given the changing nature and severity of carpal tunnel syndrome, employees may or may not have a valid workers’ compensation claim, even with a legitimate diagnosis. Thus, if you are experiencing symptoms associated with CTS, it is in your best interest to contact a repetitive trauma injury attorney.
At Wern Lawyers in North Charleston, we dedicate our firm to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. In doing so, we understand the ins and outs of workers’ compensation and what’s required to get you the benefits that you deserve for a work-related repetitive injury.
For a free evaluation of your injury and claim, call Wern Lawyers today.
We Ensure Injured Workers’ Rights Are Protected
While carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive injuries sustained on the job are recognized at compensable conditions under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation legislation, it’s not wise to assume that you will obtain medical or wage benefits that you’re hoping for. This is because filing a workers’ compensation claim for a repetitive injury is complex with documentation, deadlines and other legal standards required.
Wern Lawyers wants you to know that we ensure that injured workers’ rights are protected in the aftermath of a work-related repetitive trauma injury. We realize that the repetitive activities relating to your job can overwork muscles causing strain, constant pain, limited mobility and job efficiency.
For expert advice and guidance relating to your repetitive trauma injury or carpal tunnel syndrome claim, contact Wern Lawyers in North Charleston. We work to make things right again.