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The average carpal tunnel surgery settlement,will depend on a few things.

1) Has your case been proven to be caused by work?

2) Different states will have different work-comp laws, so how much you are entitled to if anything will depend on the laws in your state. Search for your state governments website under work comp section for details...don't rely on lawyer websites.

3) You need to have an impairment rating from a physician who is trained and certified do give such ratings.

4) The average settlement can be anywhere from 15-30k...keep in mind that figure can vary, depending on the above and also whether you opt to have "open medical"..i.e. You usually get less up front money but you can continue to receive medical treatment "free" for this condition,Versus "closed medical" You get a bigger up front amount but you are on your own if further treatment is needed.

5) Finally your lawyer gets his/her cut usually 20-30% off the top.

6) Sometimes it's better to work with your employer and reach some type of agreement/settlement per your states work comp laws.

For more information visit http://www.carpal-tunnel-symptoms.com

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The average workers' comp settlement in carpal tunnel cases can range between $30,000 to $70,000. There are cases, though, where the settlement award can be much greater. Carpal tunnel is also referred to as carpel tunnel syndrome (“CTS”).

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where did you find that?

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This can vary greatly depending on your specific states work comp laws. It could also depend on your occupation and what your impairment rating is. I have seen it vary from 0-35k. A person can have CTS and even have surgery and not have any impairment rating, because the physician feels the person has fully recovered. Others my have objective evidence with exams and tests that show the person has lossed a certain amount of use etc..so they would get an impairment rating and this could translate to a specific sum of money based in your states laws. Some will hire an attorney in hopes of getting more money, which they may get a higher settlement, However, you will have to pay the attorney up to 33% of the award, not to mention this will likely delay your case being resolved by months to years. Example: Employer/insurance offers 7k to settle, ee hires an attorney..now employer will fight higher settlement request so now everybody has to go to court..about 1 1/2 years later the judge awards 9k, but now the ee has to pay 33% of 9k..so the ee actually got less money in the end..not to mention 1-2 year delay. It is usually quicker and better to try and work it out with the work comp board and employer/insurance company..but if you feel wronged, then you may need an attorney. depending on what state your in lawyer fee's greatly differ. i have seen carpal tunnel injuries settled in the amount of six digits. take care

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9000 per wrist

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