Accidents at work aren’t always as straightforward as the slips, trips and falls advertisements lead us to believe. When we spend many years undertaking the same job role, we can put strain on our body and overuse areas, causing pain and occupational injury. This is the case for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: The lowdown
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is, in summary, irritation to the nerve within your elbow. The pain experienced with this occupational condition is similar to that when you hit your funny bone, but on a persistent basis.
Initially those who suffer from this work-related injury will experience numbness and an element of pain to the elbow area. This is usually accompanied by tingling down the arm and in the fingers.
The causes of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is caused by repetitive arm movements. Workers likely to suffer from this occupational condition include those who do manual handling of varying degrees, and even those employed within the sports sector.
Employers’ responsibility: Accidents at work
All employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their employees. When you sustain a work-related injury, such as Cubital Tunnel Syndrome due to tasks undertaken at work, it may be that your employer is liable for the harm you have suffered.
Whether you have had inadequate training or you were asked to perform tasks that were simply too strenuous, if you believe your employer is at fault for your work-related condition, a law firm can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Claiming for your work-related injury
The claims process can be complicated and for those with no experience, attempting to recover personal injury compensation for a work-related injury will seem impossible.
If you choose to go ahead with a claim for personal injury compensation, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, will streamline the claims process for you, taking the weight off your shoulders.
So long as the accident that caused your work-related injury occurred within the last three years, and you are able to prove you were not at fault, it is worth contacting Accident Advice Helpline to see if your case is likely to be successful.
Accident Advice Helpline
With years of experience and a nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals, when you put your claims case in the hands of Accident Advice Helpline, you can be sure it is with the experts.
Get the ball rolling on your personal injury claim today, and call 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice