Atlanta Wrist Injuries and Arm Injuries Attorney

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Arm and wrist injuries happen in the workplace, and they are a very common workers’ compensation injury claim.  Typically, people suffer arm and wrist injuries as a result of repetitive use.  The information below describes the injury, common diagnosis, and tips for filing work injury claim.

What are 3 common types of repetitive use injuries:

  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • Manual Labor (Yard Work, Carpentry
  • Manufacturing), and Assembly Line

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive movements result in carpal tunnel syndrome. Working with sharp objects result in lacerations and cuts.  Also, lifting objects can result in tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons) or wrist sprains (tearing of cartilage).  These arm and wrist injuries are common in Georgia workers’ compensation claims.

Injury Treatment

Injury treatment uses medication, rest, modified activities, and physical therapy.  Occasionally, injured workers require surgery  for carpal tunnel release.  Sometimes, wrist fractures require titanium plates for stability.  Also, doctors use injections before proceeding to surgery.   Finally, it’s important to have post-operative physical therapy to regain range of motion after surgery.
Jobs requiring repetitive arm and wrist movements result in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome among workers. Without break time, workers risk injuring their arm and wrist.  The common symptoms include numbness, weakness, and tingling.  The most acute pain results in hand, fingers, and wrists.  In addition, repetitive motions contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.  Typically, carpal tunnel shows up in office workers, but manual labor jobs commonly contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Wrist Injuries – Tinel and Phalen

Tinel and Phalen tests identify tingling in the fingers caused by nerve damage.  Doctors use electromyography to diagnose injury severity.  Electrodes on your arms determine the quality of nerve transmission.  Potential treatments depend on the severity of the injury.  Often, doctors prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs for pain relief.  Sometimes, physical therapy restores the nerve, but severe damage reduces PT effectiveness.

Five Tips For Filing Wrist Injury Claims

  1. Report Claim – Don’t delay. Delays can be used against you.
  2. Request a copy of the Panel of Physicians  
  3. Request Medical Treatment from your selected physician.
  4. Document Everything – It is critical to capture dates, pain location, and work activity.
  5. Incident Report – Request a copy of the written incident report. (Make sure your employer has the report on file.)
  6. Review Case Valuation – Calculate Comp Rate / Review Doctor’s Report / Analyze Severity of Injury
If you want to know your work comp rate, read this post to learn how to calculate work comp rate.

Free Case Evaluation

If you have a carpal tunnel, arm, or wrist injuries, and need legal advice, contact a workers’ compensation attorney. Beth Gearhart is Georgia’s most skilled workers’ compensation attorney, and she listens and cares about her clients.  If you would like a free case evaluation for your injury, don’t hesitate to contact Beth today.  If you don’t receive a settlement check, Beth doesn’t receive an attorney fee.
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Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

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B. Atwater

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time.

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

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2018-05-16T13:27:43+00:00

R. Draine

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

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Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

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2018-05-16T13:40:58+00:00

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Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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2018-05-16T13:40:08+00:00

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From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.
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