Visitor Question

Am I eligible for a workers’ comp settlement for carpal tunnel?

Submitted By: Felicia (Jackson,TN, USA)

I was having pains in my wrist and numbness in my hands before I was terminated from my job. But I have not worked since I was let go and it has been 30 days. My question is: Would I be eligible for a settlement after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel, even though I have not worked for the employer for 30 days?

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Dear Felicia,

Yes, you are eligible for workers compensation provided the injury occurred “on the job.”

Even though you have since been terminated, you should contact your employer and submit a workers compensation claim for the time period that you were working.

You may receive some opposition since you are no longer an employee, but I would not take “no” for an answer since you were covered for any work-related injury during your employment. If the claim is accepted, you will receive treatment and a possible settlement, but not a work accommodation.

Learn more here: Carpal Tunnel Settlements

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney.

Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call 888-972-0892.

We wish you the best with your claim,


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