Des Moines Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lawyers
If you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of your work activities, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Though carpal tunnel syndrome is usually an injury that develops over a long period of time rather than all at once, you can still receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more if you can demonstrate that the injury occurred due to your work. Unfortunately, proving that a repetitive motion injury like carpal tunnel syndrome happened due to work and not because of something else can be especially difficult. For this reason, you need a lawyer’s help to ensure you get the compensation you need.
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has years of experience assisting individuals with their workers’ compensation claims. Our Des Moines lawyers can help you get the compensation that you need if you are dealing with the effects of carpal tunnel on the job. Contact us today at (515) 225-2600 to schedule a consultation.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you incurred an injury while on the job or due to work-related activities, you should be able to recover money from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Whether your employer had anything to do with your injury is irrelevant; the mere fact that your injury occurred at or because of work means you should get compensation.
However, recovering the money you need is rarely as simple as that, especially with non-acute injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. In order to recover compensation, you will have to be able to prove that your injury was work-related. This can be extraordinarily difficult, especially if you attempt to do this on your own. Insurance companies make money by paying as little money as possible to claimants. They are likely to use aggressive tactics to try to pay you far less than you deserve, or even pay you nothing at all.
To avoid this outcome, hire an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. A lawyer who has handled carpal tunnel claims before will understand what kind of evidence is necessary to prove that your injury is work-related. They have abundant resources and relationships with medical experts who can provide testimony backing your claim. They can also ensure your paperwork is filled out and filed properly so that you don’t encounter any delays in the process. With a lawyer’s help, you are likely to recover far more compensation far more efficiently than you would trying to handle your claim on your own.
Why Choose LaMarca Law Group, P.C.?
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has successfully handled workers’ compensation cases for individuals throughout the Des Moines area for years. Our legal team will advise you of the type of worker’s compensation benefits you are entitled, which is based on the severity of your carpal tunnel injury and your level of disability. Our lawyers will review how workers’ compensation benefits are distributed, how often you receive payment, and what the minimum and maximum amounts are that you may be entitled to receive.
Our attorneys will guide you during every step of the workers’ compensation claim process to ensure your medical bills and other expenses are paid while you are out on leave. Our goal is to make sure that you obtain the lost wages that you need and the compensation that you deserve so that you can move forward with your life and recover from your workplace injury. We have been extraordinarily successful with this endeavor in the past, winning awards and accolades including being repeatedly named Super Lawyers.
Cases We Handle
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that compresses the nerves within the small tunnel of bones and ligaments at the base of the hand. When these nerves are compressed, the tendons in the hand swell and increase pressure, which can cause severe, sharp pain. If left untreated, the symptoms of carpal tunnel may worsen, causing a worker to lose the ability to use the hand properly.
The risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome is not limited to one industry. There are employees in numerous industries that use their hands as their primary means of completing work tasks. Some occupations with an increased risk of carpal tunnel include assembly-line workers, waiters, mechanics, seamstresses/tailors, farmers, laborers, construction workers, and office workers.
Carpal tunnel may be classified as an occupational illness or workplace injury. If carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of a one-time accident, it will be defined as a workplace injury. If the carpal tunnel syndrome developed because of repetitive motions related to a job, it is considered an occupational illness.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually included under workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits will pay for carpal tunnel injury cases where the following occurs:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome was directly caused by performing duties at work
- Carpal tunnel syndrome prevented a worker from performing their tasks due to severe pain
- The worker did not contribute to their injuries or was not negligent in causing the injury
The effects of carpal tunnel syndrome may require corrective surgery, which means an employee can miss work for several days or even weeks and is normally covered by workers’ compensation benefits. Your medical expenses under workers’ compensation will cover all medical bills related to your injury, as well as provide for your loss of income while you are going through physical therapy, surgery, or other medical treatments. If it is determined that your injury is permanent, not only will you receive workers’ compensation, but you may be entitled to receiving compensation for future lost wages if you cannot return to work.
Contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Today
If you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of work-related tasks, filing a workers’ compensation claim is necessary for covering your medical treatments and loss of income. Our lawyers understand how frustrating it can be when you don’t know where to turn after suffering a workplace injury.
Our Des Moines workplace injury lawyers will assist you during every step of the workers’ compensation claim process to ensure your medical bills and other expenses are paid. We are dedicated to fighting for you to ensure that you obtain the lost wages that you need and the compensation that you deserve so that you can recover from your workplace injury. Call us at (515) 225-2600 for a consultation today.