• Please excuse our dust
  • We are continuing the redesign of our forums
  • We'll get there eventually!
Hello There, Guest! Login Register


Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in North Carolina
#1
Question 
I am a Forklift Operator at a distribution center and I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in March 2007. I am having surgery this July. Should I file workers comp or just take F.M.L.A.? I haven't lost any work due to C.T.S. nor does my employer know about my condition. I really don't know what I should do. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Reply
#2
Workers comp is only available to those whose conditions or injuries are job related. Those questions are best answered by your physician.

FMLA is not insurance. It doesn't pay medical or disability benefits. It does protect your job and allow you to continue your health insurance even though you can't make the payroll deduction.
[list=1]
****hint: read a few posts/use SEARCH before making your first post; include your state or complete the location field in your profile; start a NEW THREAD-don't hijack an existing one. Smile[/list]
 
Reply
#3
You should make an Injury Report with your Employer. Repetive use of the hands and wrist are work related.
Reply's are intended solely for informational purposes. They are based on personal opinions, experience, or research and are "not to be taken as fact or legal advice", otherwise, always consult an attorney or a doctor.
 
Reply
#4
RubyRed Wrote:I am a Forklift Operator at a distribution center and I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in March 2007.  I am having surgery this July. Should I file workers comp or just take F.M.L.A.? I haven't lost any work due to C.T.S. nor does my employer know about my condition. I really don't know what I should do. Any help would be appreciated.

I think the big part of the answer is whether you think your job caused the CTS. If there was no accident causing your condition but you think your job duties job caused the injury then you want to talk to your doctor about it. FMLA and workers' compensation are overlapping benefits and not mutually exclusive.
 
Reply
  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  FCE- North Carolina WC Claim BKBROM29 6 3,261 04-07-2015, 10:26 AM
Last Post: BKBROM29
  Carpal tunnel Against multiple employers Cb3 3 1,722 01-05-2015, 03:51 PM
Last Post: Cb3
  Do I need to file-Carpal Tunnel novelty718 2 2,065 08-07-2014, 11:48 AM
Last Post: novelty718
  Carpal Tunnel Claim rufus 12 7,196 03-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Last Post: 1171
  North Dakota PPI Rating dljeff 3 2,478 01-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Last Post: dljeff
  South Carolina WC or Short/Long term disability topshelfswede 2 2,338 09-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Last Post: 1171
  North Carolina question bentnotbroken 10 5,607 09-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Last Post: kate
  North Carolina question bentnotbroken 0 1,079 09-09-2013, 11:16 AM
Last Post: bentnotbroken
Sad South Carolina is it time to hire an attorney? Amarie1121 2 1,902 08-28-2013, 10:48 PM
Last Post: jayne
  Carpal Tunnel/Trigger Thumb in South Carolina Amarie1121 5 5,073 08-13-2013, 03:40 PM
Last Post: Amarie1121

Forum Jump:


Browsing: 1 Guest(s)