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Injury Scorecard – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The enclosed Score Card is the sixth in the ICIS injury series and provides detailed data and graphics on California work injury claims involving Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Based on CWCI Industry Claims Information System (ICIS) data, these injuries account for just over 1% of all California work injuries, but almost 3% of workers’ compensation benefit payments as these claims typically remain open much longer than claims for other injuries; involve more medicine section services, surgical procedures and physical therapy; and nearly a third of them result in a permanent disability – three times the rate noted for all injuries.