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Recovering Compensation For Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Northbrook

Many different kinds of repetitive hand movements at work can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist. From the fingering movements of musicians and factory assembly workers to meatpackers and office workers who use computer keyboards or mice, repetitive stress injuries can result in numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle atrophy in the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a serious and painful condition that is easier to prevent than to cure. It is not uncommon for carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers to have to leave their careers.

If you have suffered a carpal tunnel injury at work, Illinois workers’ compensation is supposed to be there for you. You are entitled to compensation for medical treatment, wrist braces, rehabilitation, permanent work restrictions and disability, and lost wages. Unfortunately, getting the money you need without a workers’ compensation lawyer to represent you is not always easy.

If you need legal advice and practical assistance with your carpal tunnel injury claim, call the workers’ compensation lawyers at the Orzoff Law Offices as early as possible. Our attorneys serve repetitive stress injury victims throughout the Chicago metro area, with convenient locations in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois.

You Can Trust Us To Put Our Experience To Work For You

Our workers’ compensation lawyers are experienced in helping people who suffer carpal tunnel injuries at work obtain the benefits they deserve.

Here is an example:

  • A 48-year-old Chicago legal secretary developed carpal tunnel syndrome injury to both wrists as a result of many years of repetitive computer operation. Surgery was performed on both wrists, but after she returned to work doing the same job, the carpal tunnel syndrome developed again, resulting in a permanent medical restriction of no computer use. She obtained a lesser-paying job as a receptionist. The case was settled for a permanent wage differential with a projected lifetime payment of $425,000.

The sooner you talk to us, the better we can protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits. Your initial consultation is always free.

Filing An Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Often, carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that keeps worsening until the affected worker can no longer perform his or her work activities. Many times, employers will deny workers’ compensation claims for carpal tunnel syndrome, claiming that the injury was a preexisting condition or that it wasn’t work-related. An important consideration with carpal tunnel syndrome claims is whether the worker’s job was the cause of the injury or a contributing factor.

Under Illinois state law, even if the carpal tunnel injury was a preexisting condition, you can still receive workers’ compensation if the injury was aggravated at work. You have up to 45 days from the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome to notify your employer of the injury.

Learn More About Workers’ Compensation

If you suffered from a repetitive stress injury or carpal tunnel syndrome from your job duties, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 847-780-2356 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with us. We offer legal services in Spanish, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.