Tag Archives: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What is an Occupational Disease?By Jason Weinstock on December 7, 2019 Posted in Information Center,Occupational Illnesses
Occupational diseases are what you probably think they are… a disease or illness that you have developed or contracted through your employment. Different from an occupational injury, occupational diseases/illnesses often have gradual onsets rather than one specific traumatic occurrence. Occupational diseases can be anything from carpel tunnel syndrome, silicosis, mesothelioma, heart disease, lead poisoning and … Continue reading What is an Occupational Disease?
Occupational Illnesses Frequently Denied by InsurersBy Jason Weinstock on January 7, 2016 Posted in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,Information Center,Occupational Illnesses
It isn’t always clear what the difference between a work-related illness and an illness that doesn’t originate in work activities but is made worse when the employee must try to work. Even when it is obvious and doctors directly report that an illness is caused by an employee’s particular work duties, you can count on most … Continue reading Occupational Illnesses Frequently Denied by Insurers
Keyboard Options for Injured Workers with CTS or Other Hand InjuriesBy Jason Weinstock on February 25, 2015 Posted in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,Workplace safety
I asked Laurie Clemens, director of the Professional Institute of Technology & Accounting (PITA) here in Las Vegas, what keyboard options she has tried when retraining injured workers with hand or arm injuries that make typing difficult. While there are medical differences of opinion as to whether typing can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, there is … Continue reading Keyboard Options for Injured Workers with CTS or Other Hand Injuries
Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered?By Jason Weinstock on July 14, 2010 Posted in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
While there are no recent statistics, I know from my experience that the majority of claims filed by injured workers in Nevada for carpal tunnel syndrome are initially denied. Carpal tunnel syndrome presents as numbness, tingling, and pain primarily in the first three fingers and the thumb side of the hand. It results from compression of the … Continue reading Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered?