Carpal Tunnel Injury Attorneys
If you are suffering from pain, tingling, or numbness in your wrists, hands, or fingers, or experiencing a weakening of your grip, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. In the majority of cases, carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by jobs that require repetitive tasks, such as using sewing machines, power tools, performing assembly line work, or typing and data entry. If you have developed these symptoms while performing some of these tasks at work, then you are covered under the worker's compensation laws of the State of Tennessee.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, report it to your supervisor immediately. Try to help with the symptoms by taking regular breaks, stretching your hands, or maybe even icing them down at night. If the symptoms continue, ask your employer to refer you to a doctor. Under the law, your employer should provide you with a choice of three doctors from which to choose. Conservative measures such as wrist splints and physical therapy are medical options, but surgery is usually warranted if you test positive for carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you believe you have carpal tunnel syndrome or have tested positive for carpal tunnel syndrome, you need to contact a lawyer to protect your legal rights. We have handled hundreds of carpal tunnel syndrome cases and are prepared to help you. Please contact us by telephone at 1.800.727.0622, by e-mail or use the form below if you have any questions.
New Carpal Tunnel Reward Limit
Workers who have received settlements for carpal tunnel syndrome injuries may have received less than what is now allowed by the new worker's compensation law. The new law allows reopening of cases under three conditions: the employee is no longer with the company where the injury occurred, the employee has stayed with the same employer but makes less money, or the original injury was subject to a “cap”—a limit on how much the worker may receive. James Krenis recently reopened two cases and won additional amounts of approximately $18,000 and $30,000.