Yes, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Covered
There are many occupations that require workers to complete the same tasks over and over again. When those tasks involve work that needs to be performed by hand, such as typing on a computer keyboard or working in a manufacturing facility putting items together, it is possible that the activities will lead to a serious and painful condition called carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
CTS develops due to a strain on ligaments that run from the arm to the hand. They must travel through a very narrow path in a person’s wrists, and this is often where the majority of the problems arise. If the repetitive movements cause strain, the individual may experience weakness, numbness or other complications that may make it impossible for a person to perform his or her daily workplace responsibilities.
What Happens If CTS Keeps You From Working?
Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to individuals suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Filings for these benefits in Georgia can be a complicated process, and you need an experienced lawyer to assist you with your CTS workers’ comp claims.
At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, in Augusta, we are here to help injured workers. Our founding attorney, Bryan S. Hawkins, once handled workers’ comp claims from the insurance defense side, and understands what they will do to attempt to undermine your claim.
If you have been diagnosed with CTS and your doctor is telling you it is related to your work duties, call us today for a confidential consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.