Unable to Work Due to Chronic, Severe Hand and Wrist Pain?
A vast range of occupations require repetitive hand and wrist actions that can lead to nerve damage over time. For assembly workers in factories, secretaries and data entry specialists, food production workers, line cooks, dishwashers and others, the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome can mean debilitating pain and numbness that make work impossible.
If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome or another type of repetitive stress disorder or injury that prevents you from working for a year or longer, you may be eligible for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB). To discuss your needs with an experienced lawyer who has won hundreds of cases on appeal, please call our law firm at (734) 485-7000 today.
Carpal tunnel syndrome has been a recognized disorder for many decades. Today it is known to involve compression of the median nerve running between the hand and forearm — and a form of testing called electromyography (EMG) can yield a widely accepted diagnosis. Treatment options range from extended rest to surgery that can require a lengthy recovery period.
Most Claims Require Appeal After an Initial Denial
Challenges for a person disabled from work by carpal tunnel syndrome include the fact that this painful, seriously limiting condition is not listed as a specific “qualifying impairment” by the Social Security Administration.
This increases the likelihood that a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) or the appeals council will be necessary to present compelling medical evidence supporting your claim. Our Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti carpal tunnel syndrome lawyers will consider all factors in your case, from the existence of permanent nerve damage to your age and ability to perform various types of work.
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You can turn to us at William C Babut PC, for caring attention and experienced legal counsel. If you are currently preparing your disability benefits application or considering an appeal, we will welcome your call (734) 485-7000 or email today.