Suppose you are a veteran who has developed disabling carpal tunnel syndrome due to your military service. In that case, you may qualify for disability benefits through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a structure located inside the wrist. The median nerve, one of the […]
Has your claim for carpal tunnel syndrome disability been denied? As disability attorneys, Marc Whitehead & Associates has helped thousands of citizens and veterans nationwide reverse denials by insurance companies and government disability programs for this condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful impairment of the wrist, hand and fingers. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve that passes through the narrow tunnel of ligaments and carpal bones. The median nerve receives sensations from the thumb and fingers and controls movement of the fingers and thumb.
Symptoms of CTS include intense sensations of tingling, radiating pain, weakness, numbness, or burning. Carpal tunnel syndrome can have serious effects on one’s ability to work and perform daily activities, even the simplest of tasks.
Getting an RTW (or return-to-work) designation after your disability has led you to filing a claim for long term disability benefits can be incredibly disheartening. After all, you wouldn’t have gone to the trouble of filing the claim if you thought you could just make a few small changes and continue to go to work every day, so for many being told that they can return to work is like sentencing them to 40-plus hours of pain, guilt, and embarrassment every week.