The median nerve is the primary source of sensation to an individual’s hand and wrist. This nerve runs along the carpal tunnel (the passageway for the median nerve). Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when this passageway is compressed, aggravating the median nerve and ultimately affecting functions of the hand and wrist.
If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and feel it may be related to an injury from an accident or work, contact The Law Offices of Carolina K. Tumminelli, PLLC. We may be able to develop a strong case for workers’ compensation that addresses the full scope of your financial needs.
Our offices are located in Chelmsford, and we represent clients throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Common Symptoms And Causes
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may include:
- Grip weakness
Carpal tunnel syndrome can develop as a result of a sudden accident, such as falling and breaking one’s wrist, or because of a repetitive stress injury that aggravates the joints and tendons surrounding the median nerve. Repetitive motions such as typing, mouse manipulation, working with machinery or equipment, factory jobs or anything that requires consistent use of fine motor skills can contribute to median nerve irritation.
While people can develop carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of activities in their personal lives, many people find a direct correlation between the condition and a work injury. Proving this correlation to an insurance company is particularly challenging. They are always looking for opportunities to reduce the amount of money paid for claims, so when the cause of an injury is unclear or easily challenged, they will do their best to take advantage of it.
You Deserve Compensation. Our Attorneys Can Help.
Make sure to work with an experienced lawyer who can help you recover the compensation you need to address your medical care (both immediate and long-term rehabilitation) as well as any lost wages or income you have suffered due to being unable to work.
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