Get Help With Your California Carpal Tunnel Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation benefits are not just available for one-time workplace injuries. Cumulative injuries, or commonly known as repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), like carpal tunnel syndrome, also qualify as a workplace injury.
Decades Of Collective Experience Helping Injured Employees
At Kiwan & Chambers, APC, our attorneys focus exclusively on workers’ compensation claims. We have more than 45 years of combined experience helping thousands of clients in San Diego.
Our attorneys have assisted many individuals in Southern California who have suffered from carpal tunnel and other cumulative trauma injuries recover the workers’ comp benefits they need, including compensation to pay for surgical procedures and wage replacement.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What Causes It?
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway between the bones and ligaments at the base of your hand, and it houses the median nerve that controls your hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when that median nerve becomes compressed and damaged. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Strange sensations: Numbness, tingling or a “pins-and-needles” sensation in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and part of the ring finger are the hallmarks of the condition.
- Weakness: There might be a weakness in your hand, making it difficult to grasp or hold objects, especially small ones.
- Pain or discomfort: Aching or burning pain may radiate from your wrist up through your arm or down into your fingers.
- Swelling: Some people experience swelling in their fingers with carpal tunnel syndrome, especially after using their hands for a while.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is particularly associated with office work and factory jobs, but it also affects construction workers, first responders, mechanics, lawn service workers and more.
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Depending on your place of employment, filing for workers’ compensation benefits may be intimidating or difficult. If you need and advocate, reach out to us.
We have an in-depth knowledge of the mechanics of the California workers’ comp system. Workers’ compensation is all we do, so we know what it takes to protect your interests, get you the medical care you need and maximize your compensation.