I got carpal tunnel from this job I worked at they caused the carpal tunnel I worked in one area for 8 n a half months and had no problems then they moved to a different area where I was using an airfile tool a month later I started having problems with both my hands my dr had me wearing splints on my hands and I had several test done finally a nerve conductive study was done and they found the carpal tunnel n both hands and wrists I was informing my boss about my problems and I also informed my boss about me having surgery to fix the problem I was only going to miss one day which I had PTO paid time off and I was returning after the two week shut down five days before my surgery they fired me saying the carpal tunnel was interfering with my job. Which they caused the carpal tunnel
This strikes me as a more of a workers comp issue. Contact a local attorney for more definitive answers based on local laws.
You might have a workers' compensation claim and you might have a retaliation claim if they fired you for being injured on the job. When did this occur? Did you file a workers' compensation claim? Speak with a workers' compensation or employment lawyer in Missouri to discuss the details and determine whether you have a claim right away.
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It sounds like you have both a WC claim and a potential retaliation case. There are very short time frames to pursue these matters so I strongly encourage you to contact an attorney as soon as possible to pursue this matter.
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I believe that you have a claim for workers' compensation and I believe that it is likely that you have a claim for retaliation. Missouri has a specific statute that makes it unlawful for an employer for terminating an employee for exercising their workers' compensation rights. I believe that you will need an attorney to assist you in both of these cases, and you should contact an attorney in your area as soon as possible.
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