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Cedar Rapids Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lawyers
Prior to the last few decades, computers had been too large, slow, and expensive to be beneficial to most companies and their workers. However, incredible advances in computing speed and affordability have now made computers an indispensable part of the new economy. This has not been without some adverse consequences, however. Whereas the task of typing had been previously limited primarily to secretarial staff and administrative clerks, it is now an essential part of many different occupational positions.
This shift has dramatically expanded the pool of individuals who are likely to develop the painful repetitive motion injury known as carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have been diagnosed with this occupational injury, you can file a claim to seek workers’ compensation benefits through your employer. To learn more, contact the Cedar Rapids carpal tunnel syndrome lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Like all repetitive strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the persistent engagement of the same muscles and tissues in a frequently repeated motion. Microscopic injuries can accumulate over time, eventually resulting in the inflammation of the tissues in the carpal tunnel. This swelling places pressure on the medial nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand. For proper healing, medical treatment, physical therapy, and rest may all be required.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Numbness in the palm
- Tingling sensations in the hand
- Phantom swelling of the fingers
- Loss of the ability to distinguish between hot and cold by touch
- Weakened grip
The Cedar Rapids carpal tunnel syndrome lawyers at Leehey Olson Law, P.C. have the experience necessary to help you file a successful workers’ compensation claim so that you do not face delays in payment of your benefits. Contact us today at (319) 294-4424.