I worked in the grocery industry for twenty years as a cake decorator. My thumb joints have collapsed from squeezing the icing bags. Can I file for permanent disability? Can my employer be found responsible for this happening to me? They call it osteoarthritis or basal joint arthritis. My thumbs looked very deformed now. I went on stress leave in October 2008 and have not worked since. What should I do?
State/Country relating to question: California
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.Yes, you could file for permanent disability, although it may be difficult to prove that you are completely unable to work due to your thumb joints collapsing.Also, unfortunately, unless you just discovered your injury, the statute of limitations on your workers' compensation claim has passed, so it would be difficult to prevail on a workers' compensation claim.
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