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Is Carpal Tunnel Covered by Workers Comp?

In the state of New Jersey, all businesses, regardless of size, are required to have workers compensation coverage. Carpal tunnel syndrome, if caused by a work task, is no different from any other work-related injury—meaning it should be covered by workers comp. A number of things can lead to an employee having a repetitive stress injury (RSI) like carpal tunnel. RSI’s can be sustained at work while engaging in the same task repeatedly, over a long period of time. Some common tasks are typing, slicing and using cash registers, but it could be caused by any long-term repetitive motion that is required for work. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a thin channel in the wrist where the median nerve passes. This nerve is responsible for most of the sensation and movement in a hand. When the median nerve is crushed or pinched, a person’s hand can…
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