Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that is caused by the entrapment of a median nerve as it passes through part of your wrist called the carpal tunnel. This condition can case swelling of the hand and the wrist and it is not uncommon to see this condition develop as a result of keyboarding activities.
Even prolonged exposure of the wrist to vibration can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
People with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other medical conditions can also develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be so painful that you are unable to do your own occupation particularly if your occupation requires frequent keyboarding.
Many long term disability policies will limit the benefits of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to two years. Before you apply for long term disability benefits Nancy Cavey, Florida Carpal Tunnel disability attorney, suggests that you review your long term disability policy so you understand the standards for disability and length of disability benefits you might entitled to as a result of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome long term disability claim denied attorney Nancy Cavey will also insist on making sure that your medical records show objective findings in the compression of the median nerve that causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, difficulty functioning with your wrist joint and hand, and how that condition interferes with your ability to engage in work related activities.
If, for example, your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is so bad that you have difficulties pushing, pulling and grasping, and difficulty preparing meals or taking care of your personal needs, your carpal tunnel syndrome might be so severe as to entitle you to long term disability benefits.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that impacts the use of one or both of your hands and you are thinking about filing a claim for long term disability benefits, it is important for you to contact long term disability attorney Nancy Cavey to discuss your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, its impact on your ability to work and the assistance you need in preparing and filing your application for long term disability benefits.
Call us today at 727-894-3188 today to discuss your claim from a carpal tunnel syndrome injury.