Carpal tunnel syndrome is an illness that affects the hands and wrists. It happens when there is too much pressure on the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand. This can make the affected hand feel tingly, numb, and painful. Carpal tunnel syndrome is common, especially among people who work in jobs that require them to use their hands repeatedly. If your job caused you to get carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be able to get workers’ compensation.
This blog will talk about what you can expect if you file a claim for workers’ compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome and what your rights are.
Who Is Eligible for Carpal Tunnel Workers’ Compensation?
If your job has given you carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be wondering if you can get workers’ compensation. The answer depends on a few things, like how bad your condition is and whether or not it was caused by your job.
Workers’ compensation is usually available to people who get hurt on the job or get sick because of it. If you have mild carpal tunnel syndrome that doesn’t keep you from working, you might not be able to get benefits. But if your condition is so bad that you can’t work, you might be able to get temporary or permanent disability benefits.
You must tell your employer about your injury or illness if you want to get workers’ compensation. Then you have a certain amount of time to file a claim with the state workers’ compensation board. Once your claim is approved, you will get benefits based on how much money you lost at work and how much you spent on medical care.
See a doctor right away if you think you might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Early diagnosis and treatment can help keep the condition from getting worse and make the person even less able to do things.
How Do I File A Carpal Tunnel Workers’ Compensation Claim?
If your job caused you to get carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be able to get help from workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is an insurance program run by the state that helps workers who get hurt or sick on the job. Most states require employers to have insurance for workers’ compensation.
To get workers’ compensation benefits, you must talk to your employer and file a claim with the insurance company for workers’ compensation. You will have to show proof from a doctor about what’s wrong with you and how it affects your job. The insurance company will look over your claim and decide if you are eligible for benefits.
Most of the time, workers’ compensation benefits are paid every week. If you get benefits, you will get money to help pay for your medical bills and lost wages. If your injury keeps you from going back to your old job, you may also be able to get help retraining for a new job through vocational rehabilitation services.
If you were hurt on the job and think you might have carpal tunnel syndrome, the first thing you should do is talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. At Pistiolas Law Firm, we have helped many people get the benefits they are legally entitled to. So, if you think you might have carpal tunnel syndrome because of your job, please call us right away at (844) 414-1768.