PA Carpal Tunnel Injury Attorney Kenneth Saffren
Kenneth Saffren, a partner of Saffren & Weinberg — a general practice and workers’ compensation law firm located in Jenkintown, PA — is one of the leading workers’ comp attorneys specializing in carpal tunnel, tendonitis of the wrist, and other wrist injuries practicing throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Kenneth’s main practice areas include workers’ compensation and the variety of wrist injuries that can happen to employees injured on the job. He is a member of both the United States District Court of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as PHN Epsilon Roe.
On average, Kenneth attends 10-12 hearings per week for clients with workers’ compensation cases — including those with pre-existing conditions exacerbated by the job such as carpal tunnel syndrome. As a result of his dedication to helping injured workers, Mr.Saffren was named to the Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Worker’s Advocacy List in 2017.
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Schedule a Free Consultation with Kenneth Safren. He brings justice to clients who have suffered wrist injuries like carpal tunnel at the hands of hospitals, insurance companies, and repetitive motion tasks on the job. Contact Kenneth Saffren today for a free consultation. He will assess your case and advise you of your legal rights.
Kenneth Saffren is the Workers’ Choice for Carpal Tunnel Injuries
When people hear the words “carpal tunnel,” they most likely think of an injury caused by excessive typing – that’s partly true. Carpal tunnel syndrome (carpal tunnel) is a repetitive stress injury that occurs in many professions. It is caused by putting pressure on the median nerve and by repetitive hand/wrist movements. The median nerve runs from the forearm to the hand through a narrow space in the wrist, called the carpal tunnel. It controls the movement and feeling in your hand (except the little finger.) This causes swelling and the carpal tunnel to become smaller. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, weak grip and pain.
Proving Carpal Tunnel is Work Related
Carpal tunnel is a work-related injury. However, the client must prove that the injury was caused by the job duties at work and not from a nonwork-related activity, such as sports or a second job. Also, the client must prove that it was not caused by illness (e.g. arthritis,) pregnancy or wrist cysts. And, it can take months (even years) for symptoms to appear. There are three tests that diagnose carpal tunnel: Tinel’s test, Phalen’s test, and electromyography. The approved physician to your case should order them right away.
As soon as carpal tunnel is diagnosed, you should file a workers’ compensation claim. Alert your employer right away by providing details of the injury (i.e. when the pain first began.) Treatment depends on the severity – from a splint and pain medication to surgery and physical therapy. Once you have reached maximum medical improvement, your status will then be determined:
- Temporary total disability: you can return to your job once you have recovered.
- Permanent partial disability: you cannot return to your job or any job that can aggravate or damage the carpal tunnel in the affected wrist(s).
You are entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. Don’t delay in filing your workers’ compensation claim, and do not give up if your employer makes the process difficult.
Who Gets Carpal Tunnel?
You would be surprised at how many professions where employees develop carpal tunnel. The common elements are the position of the hands. When the hands are lower than the wrists, it is easy to want to rest the hands on something, such as the edge of a keyboard or desk. It also happens with repetitive wrist movements, such as chopping vegetables for meals or scrubbing floors. It can even develop from vibrating tools, such as a weed-wacker or nail gun. When we start to get pain in our hands, wrists, and fingers, we wonder if it could be because of our age. But, it can actually be carpal tunnel.
Kenneth Saffren’s Approach to Helping Injured Workers
Located in both Philadelphia and New Jersey, Kenneth Saffren’s highly experienced and well-educated workers’ compensation team at Saffren and Weinberg will clearly explain all there is to know about wrist injuries like carpal tunnel, breaking down an injured worker’s overwhelming personal injury situation and ensuring that the goal is to win each client fair compensation.
Kenneth Saffren is dedicated to helping injured workers receive fair and legitimate repayment for workers’ compensation claim. Kenneth Saffren is committed to building a strong attorney-client relationship of trust with you and will do everything in his power to get what is right for you.
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You are being faced with a significant challenge, and we want to hear about your situation to help you determine the best course of action. The workers’ compensation cases that Kenneth Saffren handles are done so on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not get paid until you either start receiving benefits or choose to settle your case. He also ensures that the insurance company does not interfere with your benefits during the process. Please contact Kenneth Saffren at his Philadelphia office at (215) 309-9577, or his New Jersey office at (856) 424-4144, or email him to begin a relationship with a winning attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation.
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