After treatment, be evaluated for any Permanent Loss of Function to obtain a tax-free award
Workers’ Compensation and Carpal Tunnel
Statue of Limitations for Filing a NYS Workers’ Compensation Claim
For Occupational Diseases (like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), you must file your claim with the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board within 2 years from the date you have knowledge that your injury or condition is work-related. This is usually triggered after speaking with a doctor who advises that your symptoms are occupationally-induced.
For Accidents, you must file a claim within 2 years from the date of accident.
For days lost at work
For reduced overtime earnings
Most importantly, an award can be obtained for any permanent loss of function to an extremity, even if the injury results in no lost time from work.