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Carpal Tunnel Workers’ Comp Settlement: What You Need To Know

Posted by James Aspell | Nov 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

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Carpal Tunnel Workers' Comp Settlement: What You Need To Know

Connecticut  lawyer explains how to win a carpal tunnel workers' comp settlement.

We have represented many individuals who have developed carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition occurs when the median nerve is affected by repetitive hand, wrist, or arm movements. It can also be caused by vibrating power tools. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and weakness. Body parts that could be impacted are the fingers, hands, wrists, and arms. Treatment consists of wrist splinting, medications, corticosteroid injections, and surgery. These can be devastating injuries when a person is using their hands all day long at work. Here is some more information about a carpal tunnel workers' comp settlement.

How to win a settlement.

To successfully win a carpal tunnel workers' compensation settlement, thorough preparation is essential. It involves gathering supportive evidence from a medical professional that demonstrates your future medical treatment needs and work restrictions. Be wary of insurance companies that may employ independent medical exam (IME) doctors or vocational assessments to deny your benefits. Start by consulting with your doctor regarding medical causation, explaining the specific nature of your work and the symptoms you are experiencing. Your doctor will likely conduct a physical examination and may even order specialized tests, such as an electromyogram (EMG), to further evaluate your condition. During this discussion, ensure to inquire about any work restrictions and activities that should be avoided to prevent exacerbation of your carpal tunnel syndrome. Regardless of the duration of your employment, if you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome, it is important to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits with your current employer. The responsibility for providing all necessary workers' compensation benefits, including medical treatment and a portion of lost wages, lies with your most recent employer.

Average carpal tunnel workers' comp settlement

Insurance companies will pay a cash settlement for a carpal tunnel syndrome workers' comp settlement. The amount paid is going to depend upon how much medical treatment is needed and for how long a person is unable to work. The average workers' comp settlement in Connecticut is about $20,000 however there are many factors that can adjust this figure up or down.

Please remember that every claim is different, so it is best to speak with an experienced workers' comp lawyer about your own situation. We have successfully recovered multiple years of disability benefits for employees who are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. There is no charge for the initial consultation and attorney fees are only paid if you get money.

What If I Have Permanent Restrictions from Carpal Tunnel

After a doctor in Connecticut has given you permanent restrictions, there are a few important steps that follow. Once your doctor determines that you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) and assigns you permanent work restrictions, your workers' compensation case does not automatically come to an end. The next crucial step is to communicate these restrictions with your employer and assess whether they can accommodate them. If your employer is capable and willing to provide suitable work within the confines of your restrictions, then you can continue your employment with the necessary adjustments. However, if your employer is unable or unwilling to accommodate these permanent restrictions, you may be eligible for additional benefits or vocational rehabilitation assistance. To fully comprehend your rights and options in these situations, it is highly recommended to seek counsel from an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. They can guide you through the complexities of the process and ensure that you are properly informed of the potential support available to you. With their expertise, you can navigate any further steps required to protect your rights and claim the necessary benefits or assistance you may be entitled to.

Connecticut  Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (860) 523-8783 for a free  free consultation today.

About the Author

James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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