Some people are able to use their hands, day in and day out, and never experience any pain or discomfort. There are also people who begin to experience issues over time. One of the most common concerns is carpal tunnel syndrome.
This is not an ailment that sets in after one day of use or due to sudden trauma. Instead, carpal tunnel syndrome develops over time.
If you engage in repetitive activities with your fingers, hands, and/or wrists, there is a chance you could develop carpal tunnel syndrome at some point in the future. From numbness to pain to overall discomfort, there is nothing good about this health concern. In fact, it can become so serious that surgery may be the only option for relieving the symptoms.
Some of the activities most commonly associated with carpal tunnel syndrome include:
— Assembly work
— Butchering meat
If your work involves repetitive hand motion and you have begun to experience the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, don’t hide this from your employer or medical team. Instead, be sure to receive treatment as soon as possible.
In some cases, you may be able to receive compensation after the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Our lawyers know just how problematic this ailment can be. We also know what it takes to help workers receive the compensation they deserve while they recover from treatment, such as surgery. Feel free to reach out to us for more information on your legal rights. You may find yourself in position to file a workers’ compensation claim.