Carpal Tunnel Workers' Compensation Claims

Representation from Skilled St. Petersburg Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Hurt workers in the state of Florida have limited options regarding medical care providers after a work-place related accident. After your accident, it is important that you receive proper medical care so that you improve the likelihood of a rapid recovery. Worker’s Compensation Insurance companies often deny treatments regarding carpal tunnels, refuse tests and push the doctors to release the hurt worker back to work. All too often, such companies force injured employees to return to their jobs before they are ready or otherwise delay ordering diagnostic tests. If this happens to you, LeavenLaw and its Florida worker’s compensation attorneys can help to explain your rights under Florida Workers Compensation laws.

When an employee suffers from a work-related injury, getting the proper and necessary workers’ compensation benefits is many times the employee’s only remedy against their employer’s insurance company. To receive those benefits, you will need competent and dedicated legal help.. LeavenLaw, your Florida and Tampa Bay area Workers Compensation Lawyers will see to your proper care and compensation. For effective representation as soon as you have suffered work-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you should contact LeavenLaw – your Florida and Tampa Bay area Workers Compensation Lawyer, do discuss your case at a free initial consultation.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common and significant work-place issue. The United States Department of Labor estimates that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the “chief occupational hazard since the 90’s – disabling workers in epidemic proportions.” A provision in the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act states that; ”the disablement or death of an employee resulting from an occupational disease…shall be treated as the happening of an injury by accident.” Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by, for example, extensive repetitive motion, is one of the occupational diseases covered under Florida Worker’s Compensation Law. Every employee who develops Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or any other type of repetitive stress related injury) as a result of performing his or her job may be legally entitled to receive Florida Workers’ Compensation medical and monetary benefits.

Many Carpal Tunnel Syndrome victims accidentally give up their Florida Workers’ Compensation rights to get Workers’ Comp benefits because of misunderstandings they have about the worker’s compensation rules and regulations. Examples of these include:

  • By getting medical help outside of their Workers’ Comp benefits (for example under your Company’s health insurance plan) you are jeopardizing your future worker’s compensation benefits.
  • By hiring an attorney to provide assistance with their Worker’s Comp claim, some workers believe that they will be suing their employer or “taking them to court.” This is not the case. Instead, what you are doing, is suing your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance company. Regardless of fault, the Florida Workers’ Compensation law prohibits employees from ever suing their employers for on-the-job injuries. In consideration for this constraint, employees are entitled, in most circumstances, to medical care and compensation through the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act.
  • “Repetitive motion” victims frequently need the assistance of an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer simply to go head-to-head with the insurance company’s lawyers to make sure that they receive the maximum Worker’s Compensation allowed under the law. Contact Tampa Bay based Worker’s Compensation attorneys at LeavenLaw if you have any questions or problems associated with your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome case.
  • Where to get treatment: Most employees think that their employer will have their best interests in mind and that the worker’s comp carrier will do the same. Many will, but some, after being notified that their worker has developed a repetitive stress injury, will tell said worker to get treatment under their health insurance and not worker’s comp, even though they know that the hurt worker should be referred to the employer’s worker’s compensation carrier.
  • Unfortunately, if an hurt worker receives treatment under the employer’s health plan, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers may in effect, forfeit their legal right to receive workers’ compensation benefits under the employers insurance. If your boss suggests that you should receive treatment outside of the Florida Workers’ Compensation statutory scheme, before you get treatment, talk to the attorneys at LeavenLaw to discuss your rights and options. You are safe to file a worker’s comp claim!

Many Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers feel that if they make a worker’s compensation claim, they risk being fired or harassed by their respective employers or co-workers. Retaliating against someone for making a worker’s comp claim, however, is against the law in the state of Florida. Rather than simply fire the employee, some employers will instead create an uncomfortable or “hostile” work environment for the hurt worker who exercised his or her Florida Workers’ Compensation rights to receive benefits. This doesn’t happen often, since few employers want to risk a law suit (that could result in substantial damages) in a Retaliatory Discharge or Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit brought on by firing an employee who files for Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits.

LeavenLaw, a Tampa Bay based Florida Workers’ Compensation law firm, would like to discuss at a free, no obligation consultation the particular circumstances of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome worker’s comp injury.

LeavenLaw is a consumer protection law firm that helps hurt workers receive just compensation for their workplace related injuries and losses that result therefrom. LeavenLaw is not just another law firm; it is a highly experienced law firm with an excellent track record at handling workers’ compensation cases throughout Central Florida. Assisting hurt workers and dealing with on-the-job Injuries is what it and its attorneys do for a living, and do very well. LeavenLaw serves clients throughout the State of Florida from its centrally located offices in Tampa Bay and Orlando, Florida to best meet your needs.

If your workplace injury is serious, it is imperative that your legal rights are protected. This is where LeavenLaw can help you. It is critical that you do the research to find a reputable and capable worker’s compensation attorney to assist you in the is imperative, trying time. A law firm with experience, resources and a long-standing track record of success is what you need. LeavenLaw believes its success is based not only on its previous client results, but is based upon the personal relationships it has built with its clients over the last four decades.

To assist you, LeavenLaw’s website discusses its overall legal practice and its attorneys’ credentials. It further provides powerful educational information on Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Remember, every hurt worker’s case is unique and deserves to be evaluated on its own, independent basis. Please contact LeavenLaw for a free consultation before making a decision about legal representation. You will speak with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney directly, not a staff member.

In the end, LeavenLaw welcomes the challenges offered by difficult cases involving serious injuries and complex issues. If you have been injured on the job due to a workplace related incident, do not hesitate to call and talk to us. You deserve to know your valuable Legal Rights.