Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused from any repetitive activity, such as typing or using a jackhammer. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensations. You may find the pain so intense that it wakes you from sleep. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages.
A workers' compensation lawyer can prove that a work-related activity, such as typing, is the contributing cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome and help you secure workers' comp benefits.
As a workers' compensation attorney, I, Michael J. Orlando, help injured workers from across Oregon recover the benefits they need and deserve after a workplace injury or illness. I not only have more than 11 years of experience in workers' compensation law, but also worked in insurance for more than 15 years before starting my legal career. After handling both sides of workers' compensation disputes, I know the best strategies to utilize in your case.
The law requires that you prove a claim with objective medical evidence. Workers' compensation judges base their decisions on that evidence. The outcome of the cases rests heavily on what doctors say. Judges often defer to the doctor with the highest level of expertise. I level the playing field by working with skilled orthopedic surgeons.
My focus is on defending the rights of injured workers. I present my clients with different options for pursuing their claims and empower them to make their own choices. Let me explain how I can help you build the most compelling case.
If you believe your carpal tunnel syndrome is work-related, or even if you are unsure, email me at my office in Beaverton. I will assess your case at no cost to you. You can also schedule a consult by calling my office at (503) 626-6288.