Carpal Tunnel syndrome is one of the more difficult injuries to prove in Illinois Workers Compensation law.

The insurance companies can find doctors who will testify that many work activities do not aggravate carpal tunnel syndrome. These doctors will say that only running a jack hammer or working a highly repetitive line job will aggravate carpal tunnel.

It it important that you tell your doctor what kind of work activities cause problems for you. What seems to increase the numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers. This information will show up in your medical records and help your case.

You should also get a copy of your job description if at all possible.

Finally, it helps to let your plant medical or personnel office know as soon as you are diagnosed with carpal tunnel.

Questions about carpal tunnel? Call Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.