New Orleans Carpal Tunnel & Repetitive Stress Lawyer
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects millions of workers throughout the country, and many of them never seek compensation through their work—the very place they developed this debilitating, painful condition. Compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries are often denied due to lack of proof that the injury occurred on the job. As such, these injured workers often feel like they have nowhere to turn for help, and simply push on through the pain, sometimes for years, until they are no longer able to perform their job. You do not have to suffer like this. You deserve proper medical care and wage replacement benefits from your employer. Our
Our New Orleans carpal tunnel & repetitive stress injury lawyer at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC can help you get the medical help you need and the financial compensation you have earned.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve within the hand/wrist. This compression causes numbness, weakness, pain, and tingling in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by any repetitive motion, from typing at a keyboard or using heavy machinery, to using hand tools or lifting/grabbing/holding onto objects everyday at work. Pain management and physical therapy work to some degree, but if the patient returns to their normal work activities, the condition is likely to only worsen. Surgery is typically 75 percent to 90 percent effective, which enables many people (though not all) to return to work at some point. However, recovering from surgery often takes a year or more. Regardless of your specific condition, medical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is expensive, and the recovery time is long, if full recovery can ever be achieved.
Other Common Repetitive Stress Injuries
A repetitive stress or repetitive strain injury is an injury to the muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, or nerve caused by a repetitive movement. Performing a specific movement, thousands or even hundreds of thousands of times over a period of months and years can result in chronic dull pain, numbness, tingling, shooting pain, immobility, and weakness. Examples of serious repetitive stress injuries acquired on the job that our clients have dealt with include the following:
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- White finger syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial damage
- Lower back pain
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Disc injuries
- Torn muscles
- Chronic back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
Contact a New Orleans Carpal Tunnel and Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyer
Repetitive stress injuries affect employees in all industries, from construction to office workers. Whether the condition was created from lifting lumber or standing for hours at a time, you have the right to seek compensation. A workers’ comp claim can pay for your medical treatment, including physical therapy and surgery, as well as two-thirds of your average weekly wages while you are on disability leave from work. Our New Orleans carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injury lawyer at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC are here to help you file a claim against your employer. Call us today at 601-488-3975 to schedule a free consultation.