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Repetitive Motion Injuries

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Repetitive Motion Injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

One of the more controversial injuries in workers compensation is that of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There is a split in the medical community about whether or not certain repetitive activities such as keyboarding can cause or contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Many physicians believe that it does, while many others feel that it is idiopathic – that is, caused by other non-industrial factors such as weight, gender, and genetics. There is no dispute that work activities that involve use of certain vibratory tools (jackhammers, drills, etc) can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Treatment usually consists of a minor surgery of the wrist and is undertaken by an orthopedic surgeon. We suggest treatment by an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treatment of hand/wrist injuries.

Gradual Injuries

Not all work injuries are caused by a sudden, traumatic event or accident. Some are simply the result of doing one’s jobs on a repetitive basis over a period of time. These are referred to as “Gradual Injuries”. In order to prove a gradual injury, a medical professional needs to give an opinion that your work activities either caused or substantially contributed to your injury. These are usually the result of highly repetitive jobs, such as grocery store stocking, assembly work, or repetitive overhead work, but can be caused by any activity that is done repetitively. If you believe your job has led to a gradual injury, contact the Phoenix and Tucson Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC.


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"My name is Jennifer Logan & I was injured on the job in January of 2013. Chad Snow came highly recommended from an attorney that I work for. I’ve been coming here ever since I consulted with him. He helped me out."

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"I was injured on 10-1-2010. During that time I was in so much pain. I was really happy that I was able to find Snow, Carpio & Weekely. If you look at my file I've over 3.5 years of paperwork. There’s no way that I would have been able to handle it on my own. They reminded me when I was supposed to go to court and took care of all the legal proceedings."

- Thomas Demott

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"Hello, my name is Jorge Ramirez and my lawyer was Alex Carpio. He is a really good lawyer and I would recommend him to a lot of people. Snow, Carpio & Weekely, have been very professional for me and my wife. Thank you Alex Carpio."

- Jorge Ramirez

At Snow, Carpio and Weekley, PLC, we don’t identify you by your injury or your claim. We recognize you by name and by face. You have an important life with people who look up to you and depend on you. We treat you with that same respect. We will work with you on your Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability claims, helping you secure the benefits you deserve; affording you dignity today and hope for the future.

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