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 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, contact the Law Office of Thomas Mottaz for a free no obligation consultation at (763) 421-8226 or fill out the consultation form. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are here to help.