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No Carpal Tunnel Benefits for Worker With Multiple Comorbidities

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 399 | 0 | 291 min read

The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a denial of benefits to a coal mine employee with a history of medical conditions on his claim for benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome. Case: Fraley v. Alpha Natural Resources, No. 19-0722, 11/06/2020, published. Facts: Roger Fraley worked for Alpha Natural Resources as a coal miner and electrician. In March 2016, Fraley went to Beckley ARH Hospital. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea, morbid obesity, lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain and anxiety. Fraley returned in June 2016 and was diagnosed with hand numbness, likely secondary to cervical n...

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