Carpal tunnel can be caused by repetitive work activities or, in certain circumstances, from direct trauma to the median nerve. Carpal tunnel can also be caused by what is referred to as a “double-crush” injury resulting from an injury to the cervical spine. Regardless, these types of injuries, if causally related to the work activities, are compensable under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act.
Treatment options for these types of injuries can include diagnostic tests, wrist splinting, injections, or even surgery. Time off from work can vary depending on the type of treatment and the severity of the injury.
If you have or believe that you have sustained a work-related injury to your hands, wrists, or upper extremities, call Mottaz & Sisk for a free no obligation consultation or fill out the consultation form. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are here to help.