Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lawyers

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Many different kinds of repetitive hand movements at work can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist. From the fingering movements of musicians, to factory assembly workers, to meatpackers, to office workers who use computer keyboards or mice, repetitive stress injuries can result in numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a serious and painful condition that is easier to prevent than to cure. It is not uncommon for carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers to have to leave their careers.

If you have suffered a carpal tunnel injury at work, Illinois workers’ compensation is supposed to be there for you. You are entitled to be compensated for medical treatment, wrist braces, rehabilitation, permanent work restrictions and disability, and lost wages. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get the money you need without a workers’ compensation lawyer to represent you.

If you need legal advice and practical assistance with your carpal tunnel injury claim, call the workers’ compensation lawyers at the Orzoff Law Offices as early as possible. Our attorneys serve repetitive stress injury victims throughout the Chicago metro area, with convenient locations in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers are experienced in helping people who suffer carpal tunnel injuries at work obtain the benefits they deserve. Here is an example:

  • A 48-year-old Chicago legal secretary developed carpal tunnel syndrome injury to both wrists as a result of many years of repetitive computer operation. Surgery was performed on both wrists but after she returned to work doing the same job, the carpal tunnel syndrome developed again resulting in a permanent medical restriction of no computer use. She obtained a lesser paying job as a receptionist. The case was settled for a permanent wage differential with a projected lifetime payment in the amount of $425,000.00.

The sooner you talk to us, the better we can protect your rights to workers’ compensation benefits. Your initial consultation is always free.

Filing an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Often, carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that keeps getting worse and worse until the affected worker is no longer able to perform his or her work activities. Many times, employers will deny workers’ compensation claims for carpal tunnel syndrome, claiming that the injury was a pre-existing condition, or that it wasn’t work-related. An important consideration with carpal tunnel syndrome claims is whether the worker’s job was the cause of the injury or a contributing factor.

Under Illinois state law, even if the carpal tunnel injury was a pre-existing condition, you can still receive workers’ compensation if the injury was aggravated at work. You have up to forty-five days from the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome to notify your employer of the injury.

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Contact a dedicated and caring workers’ compensation carpal tunnel injury lawyer today at the Orzoff Law Offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.

Workers’ compensation is sometimes referred to as workman’s comp or work comp.

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