Date: January 21, 2013

One of the most common work injuries occurs when workers use vibratory equipment on a frequent basis. One such example is a jackhammer, which is commonly used by those employed in either the road repair and paving business or working for a utility company. Another machine that often causes problems is a tampering machine which is also used for road construction. Even workers who are involved in businesses where chain saws are used to cut down tree limbs, etc., have injuries caused to their hands through overuse.

The most common injury is carpal tunnel syndrome which many times leads to surgery to relief pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Frequent use of vibratory equipment causes damage to the surrounding area around this nerve which leads to numbness in the thumb and weakness in hand. This is recognized as a compensable injury in Workers’ Compensation

Cal Leventhal
Cal is a graduate of the University of Miami (magna Cum Laude) and attended Loyola and Notre Dame law schools graduating in 1976. He is admitted to the Bars of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and both state and federal trial and appellate courts situated in Pennsylvania.