Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Syracuse Workers Compensation Attorney David Snyder handling Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Work related accidents

Have you experienced intermittent numbness in the thumb, index, middle and ring factor? Does your job have any of the following contributing factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

  • repetitive hand motions
  • awkward hand positions
  • strong gripping
  • mechanical stress on the palm
  • vibration

If your job has any of the above risk factots and you have experienced pain in your hand, you should consult with an attorney experienced at handling Carpal Tunnel Claims under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law. Cashiers, factory workers, hairdressers, and mechanics are examples of occupations who have work-related jobs that involve repetitive wrist movements associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. If your job requires you to flex or extend the wrist or to flex the fingers and wrist in a job such as a painter using a spray paint gun or a mechanic, and you have experienced pain in your hand, then you may have a Workers Comp case. Construction workers who use jackhammers, could also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

In very good work environments, even with efforts to reduce the possibility of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the injury can still occur where the worker spends many hours in front of a computer, typing on a keyboard or from doing other repetitive activities such as wrenching. This repetitive injury is the result of swelling in nerve carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve damage occupational disease, keyboarding, canal that runs through the wrist known as the Carpal Tunnel. As a result of the swelling, there is increased pressure on the nerves that lead to the hands and fingers. The result of the swelling eventually results in the syndrome known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with symptoms that include tingling in the hand and fingers, numbness and even severe pain. Because of the syndrome, the injured worker typically suffers pain while performing their daily living and working activities. The syndrome has become widely accepted as a compensable Workers’ Compensation injury. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, falls into the occupational disease category of New York Workers’ Compensation Law. Many workers can suffer a Carpal Tunnel injury due to their long-term work and overexertion.

To talk to an experienced lawyer handling Syracuse Worker’s Compensation carpal tunnel injuries, please call the Snyder Law Firm at 315-451-3040 .

If you are injured in New York State, you should be contacting a Workers’ Compensation lawyer in your area who is experienced to assist you in establishing your case and in maximizing the amount of compensation indemnity payments you will receive. If you are in the Syracuse area I would invite you to call my office at 315-451-3040 for a free consultation or visit my office website at .

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