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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can make it impossible to perform your job without symptoms such as tingling, numbness and sharp pains in your hand, wrist and arm. Unfortunately, employers often refuse to pay Workers’ Compensation benefits for repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or end those benefits before the worker’s injury has healed.

Philadelphia work injury lawyers, Jeffrey S. Gross and Patrick W. Kenny have focused exclusively on representing injured Pennsylvania workers for more than 20 years. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your work injury case.

Workers’ Compensation and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome may be caused or exacerbated by repetitive work activities such as typing or assembly line work. Even if the injury is due to a pre-existing condition, it is covered by Workers’ Compensation if it was aggravated by your work activities.

Doctors often treat the carpal tunnel syndrome conservatively. Initial treatment usually involves use of anti-inflammatory drugs and resting the affected hand and wrist. If the condition does not improve, doctors may recommend surgery to remove pressure on the median nerve.

If you suffer from work-related carpal tunnel syndrome, employers and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers may use a variety of tactics to avoid paying the benefits you deserve. For example, an employer may claim:

  • You are not really injured
  • Your injury is not work-related
  • You are well enough to return to work

It often takes a lawyer’s help to receive the benefits you deserve. It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as you learn of your work injury.

Contact Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP if You Suffer from Work-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have questions about carpal tunnel syndrome and the benefits available to you under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, call Philadelphia work injury lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLPat 267-589-0090 or complete our online contact form.

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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

At Gross & Kenny, LLP we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.

The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.

Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs. If you were working light duty or modified duty as a result of a work injury in Pennsylvania and were recently laid off or terminated from your job due to the Coronavirus you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation checks for lost wages moving forward. Contact us to find out . We are open and ready to assist.

We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.

Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please contact us online or call (215) 512-1500.

We are continuing to fight on behalf of our clients and that we are all able to handle things even if mandated by the government that we work remotely.

Thank you and take care.