The following activities are all contributors to carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome, which are work-related injuries that can qualify for workers' compensation:
- Scanning items at a cash register
- Assembly line work
- Using vibrating tools, such as engraving tools
- Falling against your wrists or arms in a work-related accident
- Any repetitive movement at work
The Pennsylvania workers' comp lawyers at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo have extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims for carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome in settlements, lawsuits, and appeals against employers and their workers' compensation insurance carriers. When you need a tough lawyer with experience, you want a lawyer from Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
CTS is a type of nerve damage caused by compression and irritation of the median nerve in the wrist within the carpal tunnel, a bony canal in the palm side of the wrist. The irritation is specifically due to pressure from the transverse carpal ligament. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness and tingling especially on the thumb side of the hand, wrist pain, a "pins and needles" feeling at night, grip weakness and lack of coordination.
Workers at increased risk for developing work-related carpal tunnel syndrome is usually required to use strong hand or wrist actions at work, such as frequent users of computers or keyboards, clerks at a checkout line, assembly line workers, or anyone else whose duties involve repetitive motion of the fingers or wrists. People who use vibrating tools, such as engravers or construction or factory workers, are also susceptible.
What Is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by an injury to or repetitive movement of the nerve that runs behind the elbow. It can be injured by leaning on the elbow, resting the elbow on an elbow rest during a long distance drive, or running machinery. Pressure on that nerve (the ulnar nerve) can cause numbness and tingling in the ring and small fingers of the hand, degenerating into the weakness of the hand and pain at the elbow.
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