November 2, 2021

Addressing Carpal Tunnel: Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common work-related injury that may place you out of work temporarily or indefinitely. If you believe you're suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome due to your employment, it's vital to seek out an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney in Maryland. At Shultz Legal, we're a 5-star rated Maryland Workers Compensation law firm specializing in helping eligible workers receive compensation for their work-related injuries. Here's everything you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome and if you're entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as median nerve compression, can be an excruciating condition that affects a worker's hands and fingers. It is often caused by repetitive motions that lead to the compression of a nerve located alongside the flexor tendons of the hands. As a result, you can experience carpal tunnel syndrome in only one hand or both hands. Typically, an individual with carpal tunnel syndrome may be affected by numbness, burning, or a tingling sensation in one or both hands. This sensation can be incredibly uncomfortable and make it difficult to work, particularly in fields that require repetitive hand motions as part of your employment.   

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome an Eligible Workers' Compensation Injury in Maryland?

In Maryland, you are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits if carpal tunnel syndrome arises within the scope of your employment responsibilities. To prove that you've developed carpal tunnel syndrome due to the requirements of your position, you'll need to obtain proof that your work responsibilities directly caused your injury. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a frequent complaint of workers who perform mechanical work, data entry, food service prep, delivery workers, and even janitors. 

How Do I Prove My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a Work Injury?

It can be challenging to prove that conditions of your employment directly caused carpal tunnel syndrome. That's why it's critical to hire an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney in Maryland who can help guide you through filing your workers' compensation claim and navigating the legal process to obtain benefits. For workers' compensation claims surrounding carpal tunnel syndrome, many employers may argue that your carpal tunnel syndrome was caused by hobbies you partake in outside of work. That's why it's essential to obtain documentation, an examination of your hands by a healthcare professional, and supportive evidence of your workplace responsibilities that contributed to carpal tunnel syndrome. Contact Shultz Legal today for a consultation. Your struggle is always our fight.

Shultz Legal Can Represent Your Workers’ Compensation Claim 

Shultz Legal is your experienced workers' compensation law office with convenient locations in Baltimore and Bowie, MD. We have the expertise to help ensure that you or a loved one can navigate the Workers Compensation claim process with confidence. Contact us today to help secure your rightful benefits and recoup financial losses from mounting medical bills. Give us a call at (410) 505-7627 or submit a request for a case consultation using our online contact form.