Work Accident – Wrist Injury

Employee was working as a machine operator on a metal cutting machine which required him to do repetitive bending and squeezing with his hands and upper extremity to cut pieces of metal. Employee developed a right wrist sprain, tendinitis and ulnar neuropathy as a result of repetitive trauma to his right wrist as a result of repeatedly bending. twisting and squeezing pieces of metal. Employee ‘s right wrist injury was treated initially with splinting, physical therapy and cortisone injections. Eventually, Employee underwent surgery consisting of right first dorsal compartment release. Employee had a second surgery consisting of ulnar nerve decompression. The workers comp claim settled for $47,000.00 with liability accepted for future medical treatment. The third-party claim settled for $135,000.00.