If you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and believe your job duties caused it, you may have a workers’ compensation case. There are some things you should know about and what you must prove to link CTS to work activities and recover damages. An Illinois Workers’ Compensation attorney can help determine what proof you need to substantiate your claim.
Demonstrate Repetitive Motion Tasks
To start building a carpal tunnel claim, make a comprehensive list of all tasks you regularly perform involving repetitive hand and wrist motions like typing, gripping tools, or scanning products. Details should include average daily time spent on each activity and weights of handled materials. Present specific measurements – for example, “scan up to 2,000 items across three hours of my eight-hour shift.” Vague descriptions get discredited.