Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claims services
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome claims
At AWH we understand how carpal tunnel syndrome can impact your day-to-day life.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by carrying out repetitive tasks at work. These tasks could include anything from assembly line work to generic office jobs, particularly where you have to forcefully grip onto items or tools on a repetitive basis. Lifting heavy items for long periods of time can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome, especially when you are lifting or gripping heavier items throughout each working day.
Carpal tunnel symptoms include:
- Numbness in fingers or the whole hand
- Tingling or pins and needles
- Aching in the fingers, hands or arms
- Weakness in the thumb and difficulty gripping
If these symptoms are waking you up at night and causing you pain throughout your working day then you are probably suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome that you believe has been caused at your place of work, then we can help you.
We want to help you get compensated if your employer is to blame for your suffering. We’ll be here beside you, providing you with an attentive legal service tailored to your needs.Get in touch
Claiming compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome
Here at AWH Solicitors we know how painful and disruptive having carpal tunnel syndrome can be.
If your injury has occurred as a result of your employer’s failure to protect you, we want to help you.
Our solicitors will help you claim for compensation for your pain and suffering to help you move on with your life.
What carpal tunnel syndrome is
Carpal tunnel syndrome has an impact on your wrists and hands, causing weakness, numbness and tingling which can be incredibly painful.
The pain and restriction of movement is caused by compression on the median nerve in your wrist. This nerve runs down the middle of your arm, from your elbow to your fingers.
If you work with vibratory tools or perform heavy lifting and repetitive hand movements, you are at high risk of developing the condition.
Because it can be linked to vibratory tools such as jackhammers, there is also a link with another condition known as hand arm vibration syndrome.
We understand what you’re going through if you suffer from carpal tunnel, and understand what challenges you face every day.
We want to help you move forward with your life, and can help you do so.
Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
There are two types of occupational exposure that may cause carpal tunnel syndrome – repetition and vibration.
You should think about what specific tasks in your job may have caused or worsened your condition.
We tend to find that our clients whose condition was caused by their job perform work that requires significant repetitive wrist and hand movements.
Target driven working environments such as production lines and manufacturing are known to cause repetitive strain injuries and more specifically, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Repetitive carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by repeated bending of the wrist up or down over a prolonged period of time.
Vibratory carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by prolonged use of vibrating tools and machinery such as jackhammers, impact wrenches and drills.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
Both the repetitive and vibratory types cause inflammation and pressure on the median nerve in the wrist, which can cause the following symptoms:
- Numbness in fingers or the whole hand
- Tingling or pins and needles
- Aching fingers, hands or arms
- Weakness in the thumb
- Difficulty gripping
We understand that these symptoms can make day-to-day life very difficult, and can affect your ability to work.
Our team can help you to claim compensation and get your life back on track.
Jobs at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome
Claims for carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive exposure at work come from a variety of industries including:
- Production line work
- Secretaries and typists
- Construction work
This list is non-exhaustive and any occupation that involves repetition, especially of the wrist, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
Workers at risk of developing vibration-related carpal tunnel syndrome are usually employed in the following industries:
If you work in any of the above industries or something similar, and have wrist pain, it’s worth paying your doctor a visit.
They will be able to establish if you have carpal tunnel syndrome and what might have caused it.
If they suggest it has been caused by work, and that it could have been prevented, get in contact with us today for helpful advice and guidance on how to proceed.
We can help you recover from your injury without having to worry about falling into financial difficulties.
Industrial disease services from AWH Solicitors
How we can help you
Here at AWH Solicitors our industrial disease team can help you get your life back on track after suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.
We understand that it can have a huge impact on the way you live your life, and may even put you out of work.
You shouldn’t have to lose out because of your employer’s negligence, which is why we’re here to help.
In an initial consultation, we will gain a full understanding of your situation so that we can handle your claim in a manner suited to your requirements.
We may need you to undertake a medical assessment to ensure that you are fully compensated for any pain or suffering, lost earnings or additional costs endured.
We will be beside you every step of the way, supporting you through your claim.
Suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy your life, so we want to help you hold your employer accountable.
With our help, you can move past your injury and get your life heading in the right direction again.
- Can I claim for carpal tunnel syndrome?
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome that was caused at your place of work within the last three years we are likely able to help you claim compensation for your suffering.
In most cases we will be able to give you a clear idea on the options you have in regard to making a claim during your initial consultation call.
- How do you know if you have carpal tunnel?
The symptoms and severity of symptoms will vary from person to person, however if you are suffering from the below symptoms you could be suffering from carpal tunnel.
- Numbness in fingers or the whole hand
- Aching in the fingers, hands and/or arms
- Tingling and pins and needles
- Weakness in the thumb and difficulty gripping onto things
If you believe you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or if you are suffering from any of the above symptoms we always recommend you to visit your GP before taking any further action.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by the work that you do, for example if there is a lot of repetitive work or if you handle vibratory tools.
Carpal tunnel can also be caused outside of work, and certain factors in your life could make it more likely that you will be affected. For example, pregnancy and menopause can be a factor.
In some cases carpal tunnel can be caused by a singular event, such as a car accident.
To be able to make a claim against your employer for carpal tunnel your condition must have been caused, or worsened at your place of work.
- Can you work with carpal tunnel?
It depends on the severity of your carpal tunnel symptoms and the type of tasks you are expected to carry out at your place of work.
If for example your symptoms aren't severe and the tasks you carry out don't cause any unnecessary strain to the area then you can generally continue working.
Regardless, you should always take plenty of breaks and if symptoms start to worsen, you shouldn't ignore this.
If your carpal tunnel syndrome was caused by work then you are likely also able to make a claim for compensation with the help of our industrial disease solicitors.
We are here to help you move forward with your life.
- How long does carpal tunnel syndrome take to develop?
It's different for everyone as it depends on many different factors. Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms can start to appear even after days of repetitive activity, but in general in would take months, even a year, to develop.
If you believe you are suffering from carpal tunnel symptoms you should go to see a GP first, as you can often stop it from worsening by taking action early on.
If your symptoms have started at work, be sure to inform your supervisor as they should make sure they do what they can to avoid your condition from worsening, for example by giving you plenty of breaks or by alternating the type of tasks you carry out.
If your employer fails to provide you with the adequate solutions and you develop carpal tunnel as a result you can make a claim for carpal tunnel compensation.
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