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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Victims Need an Aggressive Work Comp Attorney to Fight For Justice

If you have a job that involves a repetitive wrist, hand or arm movement and you have numbness, weakness and/or pain in those areas, you may have what is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. The Mayo Clinic describes the carpal tunnel as a narrow passageway on the palm side of the wrist, which protects a main nerve that extends into the hand and nine tendons that bend the fingers. Compression of this nerve can cause aching, sharp pain, swelling, numbing and overall muscle weakness, all of which are carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Though caused by one small pinched nerve inside the wrist, the impact carpal tunnel has on your overall quality of life can be significant. Employees with carpal tunnel are often unable to do normal daily tasks. Some can't lift their own kids, carry groceries or even grip a pen. At the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl we know how devastating carpal tunnel syndrome can be on every part of your life-work and home-and we are here to help you recover.

Throbbing, Swollen, Stiff Wrists? Can't Type, Lift, Twist or Grip? Let Us Help You Recover!

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common work injury for people who frequently type on a computer keyboard as part of their job. However, it isn't only office managers, computer data entry workers and administrative assistants who get carpal tunnel due to repetitive work duties. Garment factory assembly line workers, welders, carpenters, hospital workers and warehouse employees who stock inventory can all develop CTS. Unfortunately, filing a Workers Compensation claim does not guarantee payments to help cover surgery bills, physical therapy, vocational rehabilitation and the time off from work that are often required in order to heal. Workmans Comp insurance adjusters and the employer-designated doctor who conducts the so-called "Independent Medical Exam", or IME, may dismiss your pain as just mild muscles soreness, and tell you to just wear a wrist brace and take some over-the-counter pain reliever. Very often, wrist braces end up causing yet more pain and lost wages, putting you in a seemingly endless cycle of more pain, more anti-inflammatory drugs and more work limitations.

Job-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes Severe Wrist Pain and Lost Wages-Call Us Today

If you are suffering constant wrist, hand, finger and/or forearm pain, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis, which can be just as debilitating. Call the reliable, tenacious Worker Compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every conversation is completely confidential and there is no obligation and you pay nothing until we win your case for you. Serving the entire Providence, RI and Fall River, MA region.