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Since the 1990s, the number of workers filing workers' compensation claims for a repetitive strain injury has exploded. A big reason for the increase in workers' compensation claims is that many workers have spent increased hours on their computers over the past two decades - leading many to develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other repetitive strain injury, that was caused by your work activities, then you may be able to file a workers' compensation claim. By filing a workers' compensation claim, you agree that all of the compensation for your injuries will come from the workers' compensation fund and that you will not sue your employer for additional compensation.
It is illegal for your employer to fire you for filing a worker's compensation claim. The workers' compensation program is designed to protect you - so if you have suffered a repetitive strain injury on the job then in most states you may file a worker's compensation claim seeking financial compensation for your injuries.