If you are suffering from symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome or pain affecting a joint due to conducting the same type of work every day, you should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., our attorneys understand how these injuries occur and the types of symptoms that can indicate that you need to seek medical treatment. We will help you obtain the medical treatment you need, as well as the opinions necessary for a successful workers’ compensation claim.
Many administrative workers begin to notice the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome after years of typing and conducting clerical work. Assembly line workers and others performing the same motion all day on the job are also at risk for a similar repetitive stress injury. While carpal tunnel syndrome specifically affects the wrists, other types of repetitive stress injuries can affect almost any other joint in the body.
While most people think of carpal tunnel syndrome when they think of work-related repetitive stress injuries, the truth is that these injuries can happen to any type of worker performing any type of job.
Those in labor-intensive jobs often suffer repetitive stress injuries from months or years of performing the same heavy lifts or other motions. These repetitive motions often apply stress to joints or other sensitive areas of the body. Over time, the stress applied to the area results in nerve damage or damage to a joint. If gone unnoticed without medical attention, the condition can worsen to cause chronic pain or limitations for the person, affecting his or her ability to work, as well as quality of life.
With time, a repetitive motion puts enough stress on certain nerves that symptoms start to develop. This could include acute pain in wrists or other joints. You may begin to suffer from tingling or pain outside of work. Other symptoms include loss of control or strength in the area.
We work with experienced hand surgeons and other orthopedic specialists to ensure that you are provided the highest level of medical attention and can adequately confront the condition.