Assessing if you can claim compensation
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure being put on the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow passageway in the wrist. When it is bent or squashed, this presses on an important nerve called the median nerve. This nerve runs down the middle of your arm, from your elbow to your fingers. Damaging it causes pain and restricted movement in these areas.
Unfortunately, carpal tunnel symptoms can often wake you up at night and cause you pain throughout a working day.
If you are suffering from these symptoms, you should first visit your GP to confirm your carpal tunnel diagnosis. When you have been diagnosed, you can start treatment and seek our legal representation. Our legal advisors will help assess if you will be eligible for compensation.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
Common carpal tunnel symptoms include:
- Numbness in fingers or the whole hand
- Tingling or pins and needles
- Aching fingers, hands or arms
- Weakness in the thumb
- Difficulty gripping
These symptoms can make day-to-day life very difficult, and can affect your ability to work.
Our team can help you get the carpal tunnel compensation payout that you deserve.
What causes carpal tunnel?
There are two types of occupational exposure that may cause carpal tunnel syndrome – repetition and vibration.
Both repetitive and vibratory conditions can cause inflammation and pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
Because of this, target driven working environments such as production lines and manufacturing are known to cause repetitive strain injuries and more specifically, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Jobs at risk of developing CTS
You could be at risk of developing carpal tunnel in any job that involves repetitive hand and wrist movement or use of vibratory tools.
Because of this, you might be more likely to develop carpal tunnel if you for example work as a:
- Production line worker
- Secretary or typist
- Construction worker
Workers who are at more risk of developing vibration-related carpal tunnel syndrome are usually employed in the following industries:
If your doctor believes that you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome at work, then we can help you to claim compensation for your injury.
Get in contact with us today for helpful advice and guidance on how to proceed with your carpal injury claim.
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Do you want to know what carpal tunnel compensation payout you are entitled to? Get in touch today.
With over 20 years of experience dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome claims, our team will be able to help you claim the maximum compensation.
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- 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.
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.
After your diagnosis our solicitors can help you claim compensation for your injury on a no win, no fee basis.
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 regularly.
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.
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.
Our solicitors can assess if you are entitled to compensation from your employer, so get in touch and find out if we can help you.
- 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 a pre-existing your condition is worsened at work you may be entitled to compensation.
If your carpal tunnel syndrome was caused, or worsened, by work then you are likely able to make a claim for compensation with the help of our industrial disease solicitors.
- 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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