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Belleville Carpal Tunnel or Cubital Tunnel Injuries

If your job requires repetitive tasks that use your hands and arms, you may be suffering complications from carpal tunnel syndrome (also known as median neuropathy) or cubital tunnel syndrome (also known as ulnar neuropathy) that are preventing you from working, seriously affecting your grip strength or ability to perform fine manipulation tasks, or causing numbness and tingling in your fingers. While company representatives are likely telling you that you are not entitled to workers' compensation benefits for your condition, an experienced attorney can make sure you understand your rights.

Belleville Carpal Tunnel Lawyers

At Glass & Korein, LLC, we have extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims in Central Illinois and Southern Illinois, including Belleville, Mt. Vernon and Woodriver. We work to level the playing field for our clients and make sure they receive the full amount they are entitled to. Call 618-216-5218 or 888-504-7059 for a free initial consultation with our carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel lawyers.

What Is Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which pressure is placed on the median nerve, a nerve in the wrist and supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand and fingers (thumb, index and index side of middle fingers) include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Muscle damage

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition in which pressure is placed on the ulnar nerve, a nerve that passes through the elbow and wrist, which supplies feeling and movement to other parts of the hand. Symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome in the arm, hand and fingers (small, ring and ring side of middle fingers) include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Muscle damage

Carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome are not specific to any particular workplace environment or vocation; any workers who use their hands and arms could develop either or both of these conditions. However, assembly line workers tend to be at high risk. If your work is a contributing factor to your carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome, we will fight for your right to compensation.

Cumulative Trauma or Repetitive Trauma Attorneys: Granite City

Your employer is not likely to be upfront with you about your ability to collect workers' compensation benefits due to carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, or similar repetitive or cumulative injuries. Rather than taking the company's word for it, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of an attorney from our firm. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.

Weekend and evening appointments are available. We work for our clients on a contingency fee basis; you will not pay us unless and until we have collected what you're entitled to under the Illinois laws written to protect you.

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