Someone e-mailed us yesterday because there boss told them that cubital tunnel syndrome is not covered under Illinois workers’ compensation laws. Of course that is 100% false.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is typically a repetitive trauma injury to your elbows. We see this injury in workers that have to flex their elbows a lot, typically movers or other laborers, but also bank tellers, secretaries and anyone else doing repetitive work. It’s not as common as carpal tunnel syndrome, but it happens a lot to workers in Illinois.
Much like carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel is usually fixable with surgery and the success rate is really good. It can also be treated with physical therapy, job modification or rest. As a FYI, since we get asked this all the time, if you bring a workers’ compensation claim you can not be forced to have surgery.
If you have any questions about cubital tunnel please call us at (312) 346-5578 for a free consultation.
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