Repetitive Use Injuries/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Not all injuries occur at construction sites or in big manufacturing plants. Computer usage can cause painful injuries as well. Overuse can cause many problems. The most common is carpal tunnel syndrome. Tenosynovitis, deQuervain's syndrome, epicondylitis, cubital tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex residual pain syndrome (CRPS) can also be caused by too much of the same motion on the job. The repetitive use injury/carpal tunnel syndrome lawyers at Long & Holder will work to obtain workers' compensation benefits and medical treatment. These cases can be catastrophic.
Don't wait to contact an attorney. Our Atlanta, Georgia workers' compensation lawyers will begin working right away to fight for your rights on your claim to make sure that you are not left alone and broke. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Long & Holder, LLP
Repetitive use injuries can be difficult to prove to an insurance adjuster or a judge, because most people who do the same thing day after day don't get the same injury. Proving those cases requires an experienced attorney.
At Long & Holder, we've been helping injured workers fight for their rights and win their cases for more than 24 years. We've seen more and more people suffering from repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, certain back injuries, or even flat feet.
We've helped numerous clerical workers and office employees. We've also helped certified nursing assistants, construction workers, and even poultry plant workers who spend their days de-boning chicken.
- Our client developed a condition over a period of time that left him unable to use his arms. The insurer maintained that this was not related to his work. Jim Long settled the case for $300,000.
- Our client was employed for several years cleaning in a large convention facility. The repetitive motion of cleaning and walking caused her to develop carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and tarsal tunnel syndrome in both feet. Jim Long succeeded in convincing the insurer to accept the claim for all four extremities. When our client was not able to return to work and the insurer refused to accept the case as catastrophic, Jim Long took the issue to a hearing and, before the judge could rule, the insurer decided to accept the case as catastrophic.
- Jim Long represented a man with a 20 year history of RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy), now better known as CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) which has significantly reduced his ability to get around. The cost of future medical was so high, including home health care, that it was agreed that the case would be settled for future weekly benefits only. The case was settled for $195,000.
- Our client suffered bilateral repetitive stress injuries and neck and back injuries as well. Jim Long went to court to have the amount of weekly benefits increased and to be sure that all of her injuries were covered by workers' comp. Jim Long settled the case for $160,000.
- Tom Holder's client had numerous upper extremity problems because of years of wear and tear. She had nine surgeries. Tom Holder helped coordinate all of the medical care. After eight years of representation, the case settled for $150,000.
Don't delay in contacting an attorney if you're suffering from a repetitive use injury like carpal tunnel syndrome. Contact the Atlanta, Georgia workers' compensation law firm of Long & Holder today.