Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is named for the carpal tunnel space that the nerves and tendons pass through in the wrist. It occurs when nerves within the carpal tunnel become irritated or compressed from repetitive movement or injury to the nerve. Symptoms often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger and are manifested through numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness. Workers' compensation is available for people who are facing the limiting effects of carpal tunnel syndrome because of an occupational activity.
Speak with a Phoenix workers' compensation attorney from our firm today to receive the assistance you need through this challenging time. Our attorneys represent clients in Flagstaff, Prescott, and throughout Arizona and can help you pursue the fair support you deserve through workers' compensation programs. We have more than 50 years of experience and offer
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Compensation for Your Work Injuries
Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the result of the following:
- Overuse of nerves in the wrists
- Repetitive motions or activities
- Continually manual lifting with the wrists
- Excessive or uninterrupted typing
Those who work on computers all day long or continually perform repetitive motions on the job are at high risk. In some cases, repetitive gripping activities and use of the hands in industrial occupations can also result in this condition. Studies have shown that manual activities that require the bending of the wrist are also frequently related to carpal tunnel syndrome. While women have a higher chance than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, the repetitive use of a worker's hands can produce this syndrome no matter what the gender of the person is.
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Workers' compensation insurance is designed to protect employees who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome from a work-related situation. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you need help pursuing compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. If your claim is initially denied, we can help you appeal your case so that you can obtain the treatment and coverage that you need.
At Fendon Law Firm, P.C., we have the resources and experience to properly help you through your case. Contact us today to discuss your injury claim.