Carpal Tunnel in San Jose, CA
One of the realities of working in our production-based world is that many workers perform the same movements every day, week after week. Office workers, factory workers, healthcare industry workers and many others are susceptible to repetitive motion injuries.
At Scher, Bassett & Hames, we work to recover workers’ compensation benefits for those suffering from repetitive motion injuries. With more than 50 years of experience, we thoroughly understand workers’ comp law and what it takes to get benefits. We can help you at any stage of the process, from initial filing to appeals.
Our Lawyers Handle Your Carpal Tunnel Case in San Jose, CA
One of the realities of working in a production-based world is many workers perform the same movements every day, week after week. Office, factory, and healthcare industry employees, plus many others, are susceptible to repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel. San Jose, CA area residents trust Scher, Bassett & Hames to win a carpal tunnel workers’ compensation claim in their favor. With more than 50 years of experience, we thoroughly understand workers’ compensation law and how to file workers’ compensation claims for carpal tunnel. We also know what it takes to ensure you receive your benefits. We can help you at any stage of the process, from the initial filing of the claim to appeals if it is denied.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serving the Bay Area Since 1955
Our attorneys handle a wide variety of repetitive motion injuries. Some examples of these types of injuries are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Bursitis (tennis elbow)
- Neck, back, knee and shoulder problems
We will thoroughly investigate the cause of your injuries, working closely with doctors and health care providers to document your ailment. So long as your injury is related to your job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation, and we will do everything we can to help you secure those benefits.
When to File for Workers’ Compensation in San Jose, CA
Scher, Bassett & Hames has served the Bay area since 1955. We handle work-related carpal tunnel workers’ compensation claims and know how to win them for our clients. For instance, we know hand, wrist, and forearm injuries are usually categorized into four classifications: potentially serious conditions, mechanical disorders, degenerative conditions, and non-specific disorders. However, in addition to carpal tunnel, we handle workers’ compensation claims for a deluge of conditions, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: Carpal tunnel happens when the nerves in the passageway at the base of your hand become compressed. Work-related carpal tunnel symptoms should be addressed immediately.
- Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tears: These tears typically occur between the radius and ulnar side on your wrist and affect the meniscus.
- Crush Injuries and Compartment Syndrome: Crush injuries usually require surgery, but some only need rest, ice, compression, and elevation treatment.
- Kienböck Disease: Kienböck Disease results in the collapse of the lunate bone, resulting in progressive pain and an inability to perform basic tasks.
- Wrist Sprains: Commonly associated with slips, trips, and falls, these injuries are actually partially-disrupted ligaments.
- Extensor Compartment Tenosynovitis: If your job requires habitual gripping and wrist extension, you are at risk for this condition, which causes pain and reduced range of motion.
- Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Wrist: This condition involves delayed conduction of your ulnar nerve, in coordination with other symptoms.
- Radial Nerve Entrapment: Symptoms of this disorder include palsies that occur along your arm, forearm, and wrist.
- Non-specific hand, wrist, and forearm pain: Non-specific pain can sometimes be accurately diagnosed by a doctor, but when it can’t, our firm can still successfully file a claim in your favor.
- Scaphoid Fracture: This injury affects the thenar eminence, a group of muscles on the palm of your hand and results in pain and gripping difficulties.
- Distal Phalanx Fractures and Subungual Hematoma: If you have suffered one of these injuries in the workplace, you’re experiencing a fracture in one or more of your fingertips.
- Middle and Proximal Phalangeal and Fractures: These injuries comprise of roughly 46 percent of all had and wrist fractures, and severe fractures are more challenging to treat.
- Distal Forearm Fractures: These injuries are usually a result of serious trauma and can require significant time away from work, so it’s essential to ensure your claim is approved.
- Ganglion Cysts: These cysts occur in nearly every joint in your hand and wrist. Contact us if you’re suffering from Ganglion Cysts and need a workers’ compensation claim approved.
- Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome: White and dead fingers, traumatic vasospastic disease, and vibration-induced white fingers are all symptoms of this disorder.
What to Know About a Workers’ Compensation Exam
One of the first questions your doctor needs to answer is whether you are exposed to any risk factors related to carpal tunnel or any other hand, wrist, or arm injury. Trauma, swelling, and vocational activities factor heavily in a determination as to whether your work caused the condition, and are three of the most common risk factors associated with workplace injuries like carpal tunnel. We thoroughly investigate the cause of your injuries, working closely with doctors and health care providers to document your ailment. Your doctor performs a general examination of your body as a whole before proceeding with a specific investigation of the area of your injury. Our law firm in San Jose, CA serving the South Bay Area will then fight on your behalf to get your claim approved.
What Do I Need to Prove to Win My Claim?
So long as your injury is related to your job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation, and we will do everything we can to help you secure those benefits. This includes filing appropriate documents on your behalf and taking care of the appeals process if it gets that far. Your employer is responsible for your safety while you are working for them. We are here to help our clients through difficult times. We offer home, weekend, and hospital visits, in addition to our weekly business hours in the San Jose, CA area. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today or contact our law firm online.
Contact a San Jose Carpal Tunnel Injury Attorney
We are here to help our clients during their most difficult times. We offer home, weekend and hospital visits, in addition to our weekly business hours in San Jose area. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today or contact our law firm online.