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DuPage County Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Attorneys

Park Ridge Carpal Tunnel Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Lawyers for Workplace Wrist Injuries in Addison and Elmhurst

For many, the phrase "workplace injury" calls to mind mental images of a warehouse worker falling off a ladder, a carpenter having an accident with a power tool, and other distinct incidents or accidents. Work injuries certainly do happen in singular accidents as in these examples, but other types of injuries develop gradually due to repetitive motion or the overuse of a body part. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common repetitive motion injury that affects thousands of workers each year, and while it may not sound very serious, the condition can require medical attention and lead to missed time at work.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law in Bensenville, Illinois, we represent workers suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome throughout Cook County, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas. If you developed carpal tunnel syndrome or any other condition related to repetitive motion or repetitive stress at work, you are likely eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to get the benefits to which you are entitled. Our skilled workers' compensation lawyers will do everything we can to help you and your family through the workers' comp claim process.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The "carpal tunnel" is a narrow path through the ligaments and bones on the palm side of a person's wrist. Your median nerve runs down the length of your arm and through the carpal tunnel into your hand, providing both sensation and motor function to your thumb and fingers. Over time, inflammation in and around the carpal tunnel can cause the nerve to be compressed, leading at first to numbness or tingling, and pain in the hand and lower arm. If the condition is not addressed, additional swelling of the tendons increases the pressure on the nerve, and the symptoms often become worse. You could even lose the proper function of your hand.

Many factors could contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome, including your anatomy and health history. However, work-related carpal tunnel syndrome is generally caused by repeated motions of the arm and hand—usually in uncomfortable or unnatural positions. The condition is not unique to any one industry, but it is more common in occupations in which employees must work with their hands, including:

  • Factory or assembly line workers
  • Construction workers
  • Auto mechanics
  • Coders, writers, and office staff who use computers
  • Painters

The treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome usually involves resting the hand, wrist, and arm, but occupational or physical therapy could be needed. In some cases, an employee may even require surgery, leading to additional time away from work.

Workers' Comp Benefits Lawyers in Cook County

With over 100 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Kaiser Hafezi Law know that employment-related activities can absolutely lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Unfortunately, we also understand that your employer or your employer's insurance company may try to dispute that your condition was related to you doing your job. Proving that your injury is work-related is the first step in collecting benefits under the Illinois workers' compensation system, and our team is ready to help you do so. Our firm maintains a network of medical experts, including neurologists and orthopedic surgeons who can help us connect your condition to work activities.

We will also not be coerced or tricked into accepting a settlement offer that does not fully address both your short-term and ongoing needs. Instead, we will continue to work hard on your behalf until you get the benefits the law says you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have additional questions about carpal tunnel syndrome and workers' comp benefits in Illinois, contact the office of Kaiser Hafezi Law today. Call 630-233-9946 for a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. Our firm represents clients in Bensenville, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village, Addison, Wood Dale, Franklin Park, Des Plaines, DuPage County, Cook County, and the rest of Northern Illinois.

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