Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually involves signs and symptoms of weakness, tingling and numbness in the thumb, index finger, and middle finger often extending to the wrist and up the arm. This syndrome results from a pinching of the nerve which transverses through the carpal tunnel.
Symptoms often occur when holding, grasping, or moving even small objects such as staplers. This syndrome results from repetitive activity such as typing or keyboard imputing.
Oftentimes, symptoms will occur when sleeping and individuals attempt to shake out their hands in order to relieve the symptoms. Another symptom is often described as pins and needles.
It is important to be aware of these signs and symptoms as often they result from work activity over time. This is difficult to ascertain because it does not typically result from a single traumatic (forceful) event, which lends itself to confusion as to causation.
If you are experiencing the above signs and symptoms it is important to contact an experienced workers compensation attorney so that a legal analysis can be made.
In order to ensure your rights under the workers compensation act and thereby provide benefits such as compensation (indemnity) and medical benefits, it is important to contact our office as soon as possible.
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