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.
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:
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.
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, LLP, at 267-589-0090 or complete our online contact form.