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Carpal Tunnel And Office Worker Injuries

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  • 03/20/2024

Even office workers can face injury at work. Here are the top three ways office workers are injured in the workplace. If you have sustained any of these injures at work, you may qualify for workers’ compensation.

What Are The Top Three Ways We See Office Workers Getting Injured?

Number 3: Some type of physical altercation at work

Number 2: A Slip and fall in the office setting.

Number 1: Carpal tunnel syndrome, which impacts the hands and the wrists.

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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common “repetitive stress” or “overuse” injuries. CTS is a debilitating wrist condition suffered by workers whose jobs require repetitive movements, such as typing, writing, assembly line work, use of tools, driving or sewing. Symptoms include finger and palm numbness and tingling in the thumb, wrist pain, weakened grip and difficulty moving fingers.

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered By Workers’ Compensation In Pennsylvania?

Most injuries that occur at work are covered by workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania. Injuries that develop over time can be as painful and debilitating as injuries from specific workplace accidents. Such work-related injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome, hand-arm vibration syndrome, torn rotator cuff, “tennis elbow”, “runner’s knee”, lumbar strain, and herniated discs. These injuries can be caused by repeated motions such as typing on a computer, using vibrating equipment, and continuous bending, twisting lifting or reaching.

Do I Need To See A Doctor For My Work Injury

As with other soft tissue injuries, it is important to consult with the appropriate physicians and to obtain the right treatments. Your successful workers’ compensation claim depends on your doctors’ ability to determine the extent of your injury and resulting disability and to document that the injury is consistent with your job duties or working conditions. Repetitive stress and cumulative trauma cases can be complex, as statute of limitation and notice issues can bar a claim. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Pearson Koutcher Law understand the complexities of making a successful repetitive stress injury claim under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and will guide you through the process from start to finish.

Hurt At Work In Pennsylvania? Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Have You Covered

At Pearson Koutcher Law, our Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys strive to provide our clients with exceptional service and outstanding results through hard work, strong lines of communication and mutual respect. Our clients are our first priority. We provide access to the cell phone number for the work injury attorney handling their case so you can reach us at any time and schedule all our meetings at the convenience of the client, whether at their place of residence or in our office. We are proud of our impeccable service and communication that results in long lasting relationships with our workers’ comp clients.