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Category / Topic Archives: Occupational Illnesses

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Keyboard Options for Injured Workers with CTS or Other Hand Injuries

Posted in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Workplace safety
I asked Laurie Clemens, director of the Professional Institute of Technology & Accounting (PITA)  here in Las Vegas, what keyboard options she has tried when retraining injured workers with hand or arm injuries that make typing difficult. While there are medical differences of opinion as to whether typing can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, there is no… Continue Reading

Good News on Hearing Loss Treatment

Posted in Occupational Illnesses
I’ve got good news and bad news about occupational hearing loss. First the bad news about  occupational hearing loss claims: It can be hard  to prove that the hearing loss was caused by a work accident or by an incident of loud noise at work as opposed to hearing loss from aging, particularly if there… Continue Reading

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered?

Posted in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
While there are no recent statistics, I know from my experience that the majority of claims filed by injured workers in Nevada for carpal tunnel syndrome are initially denied.  Carpal tunnel syndrome presents as numbness, tingling, and pain primarily in the first three fingers and the thumb side of the hand.  It results from compression of the… Continue Reading