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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Insurance Benefits AttorneyThe carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel-like structure in the wrist that is created by the wrist (carpal) bones. When swelling places pressure on the median nerve- the one which supplies both feeling and movement, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain, tingling, weakness, numbness or even muscle damage. Those afflicted may feel an aching in their wrists extending from the hand to your forearm. It most commonly afflicts people from 30 to 60 years old, with women being more prone to developing it than men.

The majority of people develop carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of repetitive hand and wrist motions. Typing is the largest culprit, followed by writing, sports, tools, painting, driving and even sewing or playing musical instruments. Assembly line workers are also prone to developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel is a painful and common affliction, that can be debilitating and limit both your work and home life. Carpal tunnel is often times covered as a long term disability by employer’s coverage plans, but a large amount of these claims are denied by insurance companies each year. Many insurance companies are under the belief that a surgery will restore your hands to their optimal state and they will deny your claim if you forego the option of surgery. However surgery is not a prerequisite to receiving or qualifying for benefits.

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and your claim has been denied, the skilled disability benefits attorneys at Burke, Harvey & Frankowski, LLC can provide the legal assistance you need. Should the insurance company continue to deny your benefits, you are eligible to have your case presented before a federal judge in a ERISA lawsuit. A carpal tunnel syndrome LTD lawyer will be able to help provide the professional and medical resources necessary, prepare your legal documents and offer the legal knowledge needed to win these types of cases. Because there is no testimony from either side in LTD cases, the judge will only be able to see what is presented to them in your folder to base their decision. That is why it is of the utmost importance that you contact a long term disability attorney to work on your case and secure your financial future.

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