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Re: carpel tunnel and workmans comp.

Re: carpel tunnel and workmans comp.

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Posted by Russell Smith on August 19, 2000 at 17:23:38:

In Reply to: Re: carpel tunnel and workmans comp. posted by YVETTE on October 14, 1999 at 13:38:35:

I've been employed by the same company since 1977 and was recently denied by my employers workmans comp. company any treatment and they stated " it wasn't work related". How do they know? Someone give me an address to get in touch with the workmans comp. so I can find out what the problem is.
Russell
: : : Don't wo
: : something new! Do not worry, go get your EMG and
: : let the docs decide what to do. I have been there
: : and have been treated like you are! In the end I
: : will win and so will you!

: :
: : The first step is letting your employer know you have a hand or wrist injury. Then your employer should fill out a workers comp form and give you the address of a doctor to see. From there on, you, your doctor and your employer work together on a plan that's right for you. This may include a change in job duties, therapy, medication, certain tests, surgery or other options. This should all be covered under workers comp. However, if your employer does not cooperate by filling out the proper paperwork so that you can see a doctor, you may consider other options. You can look up workers comp in your phone book, speak to someone about your concerns and ask for their suggestions. Seeking out an attorney can be considered if all other avenues have failed. It is most important to document everything including phone calls, names and dates of people you have spoken with, doctors you have seen, tests that have been done, etc. The more information you have, the better you can present your case or claim. Remember it will take time and a lot of patience on your part. Eventually employers will realize that carpel tunnel is a serious problem that needs to be addressed and dealt with properly. By doing so promptly, problems can be eliminated for the employer and the employee. Good luck to you in you endeavor.

: HI,, I HAVE BEEN GING THROUGH THIS CTS WORKERS COMP. THING AT WORK FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF. THE BOTTOM LINE IS IF THEY WON'T PUT YOU IN A RESTRIVCTIVE JOB THEN YOU FILE FOR WORKERS COMP, THEY WILL DENY IT, THEN YOU GET A LAWYER. YOUR LAWYER WILL ADVISE YOU TO GET AS MANY DOTORS, EMG, SPECIALISTS AS YOU CAN ON YOUR SIDE. YOUR EMPLOYER AT THE SAME TIME WILL BE HIRING INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINERS (IME) TO AGREE WITH THEM - I.E. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU. BUT YOU KNOW THERE IS - YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT IN TERRIBLE PAIN, NUMBNESS AND TINGLING. SO START FIGHTING NOW IT IS A LONG HARD BATTLE, BUT WITH A GOOD LAWYER (FIND ONE WITH NO RECOVERY NO FEE) YOU WILL WIN!




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