Injury Law Blog

Oct 19, 2011 | Staff

Medical Care and Lost Wages for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

On October 12, 2011, Benjamin Boscolo proved his client’s carpal tunnel syndrome was work related. Our client worked as a data entry clerk for the Prince George’s County Police Department. As a result of typing seven hours a day, five days a week, she developed carpal tunnel syndrome. The police department sent her to a doctor who stated that if she did have carpal tunnel syndrome, it was not caused by work duties. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission accepted the opinion of the police department’s doctor and denied our client’s request for compensation and medical care. Mr. Boscolo appealed her case to the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. At trial, Mr. Boscolo successfully argued to the jury that the Workers’ Compensation Commission was incorrect, and that our client’s carpal tunnel syndrome was caused by her work duties as a data entry clerk. As a result of the jury’s finding, she is entitled to medical care, payment of her lost wages while unable to work and compensation for her permanent injuries.

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