Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common repetitive motion injuries plaguing Americans, making it incredibly painful for many employees to earn a paycheck.
Proving that your working conditions are to blame can be a pain as well. South Carolina workers’ compensation laws place the burden of proof on injured workers, and require you to prove that your injury is the direct result of your job duties.
An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, like the ones you’ll find at Hoffman Law Firm, can help you get the medical care you need – and the benefits you deserve. If you’ve suffered a work-related injury in Charleston, SC, get in touch today.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve and the tendons in the carpal tunnel (in your wrist) are compressed, resulting in discomfort. Swelling, even a small amount, of the carpal tunnel can cause this compression – and the following symptoms:
- Pain in your wrist and hand
- Tingling that travels up the arm
- Weakness in your hand that makes gripping/holding things hard
- A shock-like feeling in your fingers
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If diagnosed early, this repetitive motion disorder typically does not require surgery. Your doctor may recommend:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Physical therapy
- Alternative therapy (acupuncture, etc)
Left untreated, carpal tunnel can cause loss of mobility or permanent nerve damage that make it difficult to return to work. If you’re seeking specialized medical care to treat the affected area, the personal injury lawyers at Hoffman Law Firm can help.
When Is Carpal Tunnel Considered a Workplace Injury?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by any repetitive motion, often affecting the following:
- Factory/assembly line workers
- Administrative workers
- Grocery store employees/cashiers
- Telephone operators
- Cafeteria/coffee shop attendants
Because a car accident can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome, commercial drivers and delivery drivers are at risk too. But regardless of workplace, if your injury was the result of working conditions or someone else’s negligence, call Hoffman Law Firm today. Our injury lawyers will help you file a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Injured workers in Charleston, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding areas may be eligible for the following:
- Compensation for medical bills (including physical therapy and necessary ongoing care)
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
Your Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Charleston
If repetitive tasks at work have resulted in painful carpal tunnel syndrome, Hoffman Law Firm can help. We’ll start by ensuring you get the medical care you need, then focus on your workers’ compensation claim.
Our personal injury attorneys have the experience necessary to hold your employee accountable for your work-related injury and secure the benefits you deserve.
To schedule your free consultation at our North Charleston, SC office, get in touch today!