Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and your job requires significant typing or other dexterous movements, you may be considering filing for long term disability insurance benefits.
However, you may have questions before filing a claim: Is carpal tunnel considered a disability? How do you prove to your insurance company that it’s severe enough to prevent you from working?
Before filing a long term disability claim for carpal tunnel syndrome, here are some things you should know to help your chances for benefit approval.