Helping Victims Of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Some workplace injuries result from repetitive stress that occurs over time rather than from a single accident. One example is carpal tunnel syndrome. If you developed carpal tunnel syndrome from work-related activities, you may be entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, our attorneys represent workers in Wilmington and other communities in North Carolina who have suffered job-related injuries. For a free consultation about your case, call 910-338-9813.
Helping You Get The Benefits You Deserve
Workers’ compensation covers all types of job-related disabilities, including disability caused by repetitive stress injury. It’s important to report the injury to your employer when you become aware of it, just as you would report any other type of injury.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an injury that causes pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The injury can lead to hand numbness, tingling and weakness, making it impossible to do your job. Many people believe that carpal tunnel syndrome may be caused by repetitive motions with keyboards, mice, power tools or other equipment. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation insurance carriers often dispute the cause.
Contact A North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you have been denied workers’ compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome, do not be discouraged. Our lawyers have a track record of helping injured workers obtain the benefits they deserve. In North Carolina, you can obtain workers’ compensation for a medical condition if you can prove that your on-the-job activities made the condition worse.