For many employees in New York, working can actually stimulate positive feelings and boost mental health. However, for others work can be the cause of a variety of mental health issues. Negative working conditions can lead to anxiety and depression, which can also increase the chances of physical injuries. To avoid workers' compensation claims due to mental health, employers should integrate interventions that promote, rather than ignore or belittle, mental health.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. According to Mayo Clinic, anything that squeezes or irritates the median nerve in the carpal tunnel space may lead to this injury.
While most employees in New York go to their jobs every day and do not have to think or worry about getting assaulted, there are certain occupations in which assault may occur. When it does, workers can collect workers' compensation benefits for injuries they sustain.