i have worked for the post office for over 25 yrs and developed carpal tunnel in both hands. Submitted claim to Ct. worers comp which they denied stating my Dr did not state one paticular item that caused my carpal tunnel. We stated it was related torepetative work of fine manipulation of the fingers and wrist over the yrs with all functions of a letter carrier listed. can anyone tell me what one thing out of my job that worker comp would accept as the reason for my carpal tunnel? Need to submit statement to them by 3/3/11. Thank you
I know in NY where I live, My doctor had to write specifically, that it is "work related" or "repetitive motion disorder" on their notes, BUT, I also had to tell them (Dr.) that it was work related. Sometimes they use generic terms that are not accepted...especially with WC. My Carpal tunnel + multiple other hand/wrist issues basically had to be spelled out for the insurance company...but here, they (IC) will try to dispute everything. Don't give up. Keep pushing.
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Thank you for the informtion. I will do my research and have the Doctor try to be more specific this time around.