Abels & Annes

Chicago work injury lawyer to represent store employee hurt on the job

Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys at Abels & Annes have agreed to represent employee that was injured at work earlier this month.

The claimant was working as a stocker a large hardware store on the North side of Chicago. While she was lifting heavy boxes off a shelf, she started experiencing severe back pain. Over the next few days the pain became much worse and started shooting down her right leg.

The client has since started medical treatment with an orthopedic physician in Chicago. Due to her low back pain traveling into her lower extremities, it is likely that the treating doctor will order an MRI to rule out a herniated disc. Click here to read more about back and neck injuries.

In other Illinois work injury news our office, an attorney at Abels & Annes recently settle the case for a woman that was working at a Chicago area candy company. She sustained bilateral wrist injuries due to repetitive lifting on the job. In this case our client just sustained sprained wrists. Often when our office sees repetitive lifting injuries in the wrist area, the client ends up being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can occur when the median nerve in your wrist is pinched due to swelling of the nerve or tendons. When this nerve is blocked, it can cause numbness, pain and tingling in your fingers and hand, and pain can radiate into your forearm. This condition is often caused by repetitive motion on the job.

Carpal tunnel can be treated by lifestyle changes (such as changing the way someone performs repetitive motion), immobilization, medication (anti-inflammatory drugs or steroid injections), or surgery when necessary.

If you’ve been injured on the job in the Chicago area, contact an Illinois work comp lawyer at our office to talk about your case. The consultation is free. Call 312-924-7575.