Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Michigan Workers' Compensation

For many years, are firm has been representing clients in Workers’ Compensation cases who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The American College of Rheumatology states that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically affects 4 to 10 million Americans a year. Middle aged to older individuals are more likely to develop the syndrome than younger persons, and females three times more frequently than males.

Research suggests that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can result from overuse or strain in certain job tasks that require a combination of repetitive, forceful, and awkward or stressed motions of your hands and wrists. Examples of these include using power tools — such as chippers, grinders, chain saws or jackhammers — and heavy assembly line work, such as occurs in a car plant or meatpacking plant.

Although it’s not clear which activities can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, if your work or hobbies are hand-intensive — involving a combination of awkward, repetitive wrist or finger motions, forceful pinching or gripping, and working with vibrating tools — you may be at higher risk of developing the condition.

Common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand. Other symptoms include pain radiating or extending from your wrist up to your arm or should or down into your palm or fingers. There is also a sense of weakness in your hands and the tendency to drop objects.

If you have signs and symptoms that might be due to carpal tunnel syndrome see your doctor. If you leave the condition untreated, nerve and muscle damage can occur. To make sure your carpal tunnel syndrome Workers’ Compensation case is handled correctly, contact an experienced attorney, contact Allan W. Ben P.C. at 248-540-0677 or Our office travels all over Michigan including Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County, Flint, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Southfield, Pontiac, Warren, Detroit to represent our clients.