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Welcome to the website of the Law Offices of Donald W. Fohrman and associates. This website provides information regarding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Illinois law. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common type of repetitive stress injury. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when your wrists are exposed to persistent and repetitive strain.

If you believe you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you may have a claim. The Law Office of Donald W. Fohrman & Associates has represented over 2,000 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome clients throughout the State of Illinois, securing millions of dollars in workers' compensation benefits on their behalf. Please refer to the links on the right to learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and your legal options, and please contact us for a free case evaluation.

If you developed carpal tunnel syndrome (or any other type of repetitive stress injury) as a result of performing your job, you could be entitled to the following Illinois Workers' Compensation benefits

  • 100% MEDICAL EXPENSES - You are entitled to 100% of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses which include but are not limited to first aid, emergency room services, hospital care, doctor's fees and prescriptions. The injured worker is not required to pay any deductible or co-insurance payment and, unlike group health insurance, there are no preset dollar amounts.

  • CHOICE OF TREATING DOCTORS - You are entitled to receive treatment by two (2) doctors of your own choosing. Furthermore, you are entitled to receive treatment from doctors to whom you were referred by either of your first two (2) choices.

  • WEEKLY LOST WAGE BENEFIT - If your doctor feels it is necessary for you to be off work to recuperate from your injuries, you are entitled to Temporary Total Disability benefits or T.T.D. T.T.D. is a weekly lost wage benefit which is based on two-thirds of your average, gross, weekly wage, excluding overtime and bonuses. These benefits are paid to you for the entire time that you are off work and under doctor's care. These benefits are not subject to income tax.

  • LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT OR AWARD OF AN ARBITRATOR - After you have finished treatment for your injuries and your doctor has released you back to work, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. This compensation is called Partial Permanent Disability or P.P.D., but is commonly known as a Lump Sum settlement or an award of an arbitrator. (Before agreeing to accept any settlement from the insurance company, we recommend that you consult with a qualified attorney from our office who can determine if you have received a fair offer to settle your claim.

  • LOST WAGE DIFFERENTIAL - If, after exhausting all forms of treatment, you are no longer able to perform your job, and as a result, must accept a lower paying job, you may be entitled to what is known as a wage differential. This amount would equal two-thirds of the difference between the average gross weekly wage you could be earning but for your accident and the wage you are now able to earn.

  • VOCATIONAL RETRAINING - If your doctor has determined that you are unable to return to the type of work you were doing before your injury, your employer could be responsible to pay for any retraining or re-schooling necessary for your return to a position consistent with your physical limitations. You may also be entitled to receive weekly lost wage benefits during the entire retraining period.

If you believe that you have developed work-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome call 800-437-2571 

anytime for a free, no obligation confidential consultation with an experienced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome attorney or use our convenient Free Case Evaluation submission form.

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