If you cannot work because you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), turn to Disability Attorneys of Arizona. Our practice is dedicated to helping clients navigate all aspects of the Social Security Disability benefits claims process, from applying to appealing. Given that initial claims for CTS are frequently denied, you need the informed representation we provide.
Let our experienced disability attorneys handle all the details of your claim while you focus on getting the care you need. Because we understand your medical and financial challenges, we will not charge any attorneys’ fees until we win benefits for you. Please contact our Phoenix office today for a free consultation.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an impairment that is caused by pressure on the nerve that controls sensation and movement of the wrist and hand. Occupations that involve extensive use and repetitive motions of wrist and hands are typically associated with CTS, including:
- Food processing
- Factory/assembly work
- Cashiers, receipt processors
- Tailors/garment workers
- Electronics workers
- Service industry (administrative work)
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause weakness, muscle damage, tingling, soreness, or numbness in the hands and fingers. Common symptoms of CTS include:
- Tingling and numbness in the hand, particularly the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers of either or both hands
- Weakness in one or both hands affecting one’s ability to grip or carry objects
- Difficulty with finger coordination and movement
- Severe pain in the wrist, extending to the elbow and sometimes the shoulder
- Degeneration of muscle under the thumb
In short, carpal tunnel syndrome can be debilitating and prevent you from working for long periods of time, if not permanently. When damage to the nerves and muscle in your wrist and hands is irreversible, that’s the time to call Disability Attorneys of Arizona.
Our firm has been fighting in the trenches for the disabled for decades and has a proven history of achieving successful outcomes in disability appeals and at disability hearings. Because nearly two-thirds of all disability claims are denied, including those for CTS, it is crucial to have our experienced Arizona disability attorney in your corner.
Why Disability Claims for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Are Denied
One of the challenges of obtaining benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome is that many individuals can continue working with the right treatment. This can make it difficult to convince a disability examiner that your condition is debilitating enough to stop you from working.
Working with an experienced attorney can mean the difference between having your claim for CTS denied and obtaining the benefits you deserve. Ultimately, it is necessary to demonstrate that your condition is severe enough to prevent you from performing any substantial gainful activity (SGA), as that term is defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
How Disability Attorneys of Arizona Can Help with Your CTS Claim
Disability examiners look to a list of qualifying impairments known as the Blue Book when making disability determinations. However, you may still be eligible for benefits if your CTS is medically equivalent to a soft tissue injury that is included in the SSA’s listing. Also, you may qualify if your CTS is a symptom of another medical condition (e.g. arthritis, diabetes).
A successful benefits claim hinges on providing the SSA with sufficient medical evidence to prove that your carpal tunnel syndrome is disabling. Even if you have the right evidence, it is likely that your initial claim will be denied — in light of the fact that a majority of claims are denied, as mentioned above.
This is where Disability Attorneys of Arizona comes in. We will collaborate with your doctor to compile the necessary medical evidence and guide you through the disability appeal and the disability hearing. Our comprehensive strategy includes relying on medical and vocational expert testimony to provide a compelling justification for your benefit claim.
Dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome can be difficult enough without the added anxiety of dealing with the paperwork, following the procedures, and navigating the bureaucracy of the SSA. Our legal team is here to relieve you of all the burdens and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve.
Contact Our Experienced Arizona Disability Benefits Attorneys
The signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary from person to person and no two injuries are the same. Some people with CTS respond to treatment and can go back to their normal routine while others may be left unable to work and earn a living.
At Disability Attorneys of Arizona, we know the ins and outs of the Social Security system, have in-depth knowledge of the SSA’s Blue Book, and a proven history of winning disability benefits for our clients. If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, don’t delay. Contact our office today to speak with an experienced disability attorney.