Repeated Stress Injuries & Workers’ Compensation Benefits
One common misconception about workers’ compensation is that you have to be hurt in an accident to receive it. The reality is, injuries or ailments that develop over time by repeating physical tasks are just as valid as any work environment injuries that might be triggered by an accident. Carpal tunnel syndrome and various other injuries triggered by recurring stress are not unusual in today’s workplace. Our lawyers understand these injuries and can help you in getting what you need in order to recuperate.
At Morales & Cerino, our Miami-Dade County carpal tunnel injury attorneys represent individuals throughout South Florida in all phases of the workers’ compensation process. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome or any repetitive stress injury caused by your work, we can assist you in receiving the medical care you need and recovering compensation for lost income. Additionally, carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress disorders may qualify you for Social Safety Disability (SSD).
To find out what benefits you may be entitled to receive, call (305) 340-2630. Your consultation is free, and we will be honest and straightforward, so you can make the right choices about your case.
About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a serious medical condition that occurs when there is a compression of the median nerve that extends through the wrist. Symptoms of carpel tunnel include: a tingling sensation, lack of sensation, and no strength or pain in the fingers, hand, or wrist. Symptoms most often are felt in all of the fingers on the hand, except for the little finger. If you suffer from symptoms in every finger but your small one, this indicates you could have carpal tunnel syndrome.
In some cases, carpel tunnel syndrome is a work-related injury. If and when this is the case, it is important that you know your rights under Florida workers’ compensation laws. Our state provides for those who suffer from carpel tunnel through workers’ compensation benefits. It is the job of the employer to pay for this insurance to protect their employees from such injuries. These benefits assist you in receiving the medical treatment you need to get healed and get the time off that is necessary to recover.
Other Repetitive Stress Injuries
Morales & Cerino fights vigorously to get injured workers reimbursed for medical costs and monetary compensation for discomfort, pain and suffering, and lost income caused not only by carpal tunnel syndrome but by all work-related repetitive stress injuries.
We can take on repetitive stress injury claims involving:
- Stress fractures
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain syndrome
- Intersection syndrome
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger)
- Radial tunnel syndrome
- Writer’s cramp
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
Workers’ Comp & SSD Benefits for Repetitive Stress Injuries
The SSD and workers’ compensation processes can be confusing, irritating, and filled with postponements. We can assist with reducing these negative impacts on your life. Our legal team is quite useful to you in regard to having the ability to answer your questions about what is happening with your case and what to anticipate. Unlike other injury law firms, Morales & Cerino encourages its clients to ask questions and not think twice in revealing any type of legal problem at any time.
Our legal team is dedicated to assisting those suffering from work-related carpel tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries in getting the benefits, surgery, or other treatments they need through workers’ compensation. Many injured individuals discover that it can be extremely difficult to get adequate time to recover or the surgery they need to resolve the condition. We have successfully represented many injured workers in our over 20 years in practice and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. Our mission is to help you get your claim resolved favorably, in the shortest amount of time possible.
Call our Miami or Plantation offices at (305) 340-2630 today to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Miami-Dade County work injury attorneys. Se habla español.