Riverside Carpal Tunnel Claims Lawyers
Fighting for Workers’ Comp Benefits for Injured and Disabled Workers in Riverside
California workers are guaranteed coverage under a workers’ compensation policy. Workers’ comp extends to injuries developed over time through repetitive stress. Conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome can be painful and debilitating, leading to costly medical visits, limited functionality, and trouble working or performing daily tasks. If you are suffering from carpal tunnel or another repetitive motion injury because of your work, you have the right to compensation. We can help.
At Ochoa & Calderón, our dedicated California workers’ compensation attorneys have over two decades of experience helping injured workers get the medical care and benefits they are owed after an on-the-job injury. Whether your injury arose due to an accident or through repetitive motion over time, we’ll help you get the medical care you need and the financial assistance you deserve.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as median nerve compression, is a nerve condition that can cause tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of the hand that is surrounded by nerves and ligaments. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure placed on the median nerve, a nerve running the length of your arm that controls movement and feeling in the thumb and fingers other than the little finger. The pressure can occur over time through repetitive motions such as typing or other repeated behavior, as well as conditions such as obesity, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel include:
- Tingling or numbness in the hand or fingers that worsens over time
- Electric shock sensation in the fingers or shooting from the wrist up the arm
- Weakness in the hand and the thumb’s pinching muscles
- Slower nerve impulses
- Lesser coordination and strength in the hand
Is Carpal Tunnel Covered by California Workers’ Comp?
Every California employer with at least one employee must carry workers’ compensation insurance for the benefit of their employees. California workers’ comp insurance covers all manner of workplace injury and illness, both physical and psychological, whether caused by a single traumatic accident or arising over time. Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress disorders / repetitive motion injuries are covered by workers’ comp so long as the worker can prove that the condition actually arose as a result of performing work-related tasks.
Proving that a repetitive stress injury or another injury that developed over time is work-related can be challenging and complex. Insurance providers are looking for any reason to limit benefits or deny a claim outright. They’ll try to point to other activities that may have contributed to or caused your carpal tunnel injury. A seasoned workers’ comp attorney at Ochoa & Calderón can help you build your case and maximize your benefits regardless of what the insurance companies try to claim.
Our Riverside Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lawyers Are Standing By to Fight for Your Benefits
For help getting medical care and benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome or other on-the-job injuries or illnesses, call Ochoa & Calderón to discuss your case with an experienced and effective California workers’ comp lawyer. Call 951-901-4444 in Riverside or 844-401-0750 toll-free throughout Southern California.