Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Statistics

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Statistics

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a type of repetitive stress injury characterized by pain, paralysis, or weakness in the wrist area. It is caused by compression of a nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS, is the single most reported medical condition, accounting for nearly half of all work-related injury claims. Some CTS statistics compiled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration are listed below:

Occupations with High Risks of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (greatest risk to lowest):

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claim?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common type of job-related injury. It has the potential of hindering a person’s ability to work for several weeks or months. You may wish to hire a lawyer if you need help filing an insurance or workers compensation claim. Your attorney can provide you with advice and guidance during the filing process. Also, if you wish to file a lawsuit in order to recover legal damages, your lawyer can represent you during the court hearings.

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Last Modified: 05-16-2014 03:14 PM PDT

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