Illinois Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Injury Lawyers
At the four Chicago-area offices of Newland & Newland, LLP, we're well known in both legal and client circles for our longstanding commitment to workers who are injured on the job. Our attorneys have particular experience helping those who have sustained carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of their work activities. Some workers are more prone to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and repetitive stress injuries of the arm, elbow, wrist, and hand. Painters, secretaries, data entry personnel, office workers, carpenters, tradesmen, sheet metal workers, construction workers, assembly line workers, and other manufacturing employees are at particular risk.
If you've been stricken with carpal tunnel syndrome in the course of your work and run into a snag in your workers' compensation claim, please be in touch. We want to hear the specifics of your situation. You can benefit from our many years of experience and the quality representation we provide in workers' compensation cases.
Carpal Tunnel Facts and Figures
Carpal tunnel is the most common type of repetitive motion injury. It results when your wrists are exposed to constant, repetitive strain. Tissues that wrap around the tendons become enlarged and put pressure on the median nerve, which runs through the carpal tunnel, a passage in the wrist.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can manifest itself in numerous negative ways, causing pain and impairing your ability to do your work:
- Reduced muscle control
- Impaired or lost of nervous function
- Diminished grip strength
- Numbness, tingling, and pain
- Reduced ability to grasp, pinch and manipulate objects with the hand
- Nerve damage
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has become in recent years the "chief occupational hazard." Your brush with it should not be taken lightly by your employers. Our workers' compensation lawyers will make sure it isn't. For more information about workers' compensation law, please visit our Workers' Compensation Information Center.
You Have Company
Among the devastating physical and financial effects of carpal tunnel: more than eight million American workers' affected, accounting for roughly half of all work-related injuries. One-quarter of computer operators have carpal tunnel. That one-quarter could become one half very soon.
Carpal tunnel surgical procedures are the second most common type of surgery. Statistics show that over 230,000 procedures are performed annually. Less than one-fourth of all carpal tunnel surgical patients could eventually return to their jobs. About one-third of all Carpal Tunnel patients require some form of unlimited medical attention. Women are twice as likely to develop carpal tunnel, and other repetitive stress ailments, as men.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is serious business. At Newland & Newland, LLP, we take the task of representing your workers' compensation carpal tunnel claim seriously too. When carpal tunnel strikes, let us fight it with you.
We're Waiting for Your Call
Or your fax, or your e-mail, so we can schedule your free initial consultation. Our Newland & Newland, LLP offices are hard to miss: they are located in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Crystal Lake, and Chicago, with workers' comp and personal injury attorneys in each who are eager to help with the particulars of your carpal tunnel case. Contact us as soon as possible.