Carpal Tunnel is a condition that many railroad workers suffer from because of the years they have spent operating switches, operating throttles, climbing up and down cars and equipment, and operating vibrating machinery or other equipment while laying track. This condition is all inclusive of brakeman, conductors, engineers, shop workers and maintenance of way employees.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are numbness, tingling pain, weakness in the thumb, index and middle fingers which result from the media nerve being irritated at the wrist.
This can be caused by the activities required of railway workers as any condition that exerts pressure on the media nerve at the wrist can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel is a repetitive stress injury and can be caused by repetitive work or repetitive maneuvers or vibrating equipment.
Railroad workers can collect for injuries. Contact the personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Wilson & Hajek.