Repetitive strain injury is a commonly heard term when it comes to accidents at work. Repetitive strain injury is caused by placing a continuous and excessive load on the same muscle groups for an extended period of time and is mainly caused by repetitive physical activities.
Did you know, however, that repetitive strain injury is an umbrella term used to describe a range of conditions which affect the nervous and musculoskeletal systems?
In this article, we’ll be having a look at one particular type of repetitive strain injury known as cubital tunnel syndrome.
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a repetitive strain injury which affects the ring and little fingers, which may progress up to the arm. It is caused when the ulnar nerve is pinched along the elbow’s edge.
It is not to be confused with the similar sounding carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects the thumb, index and middle finger.
What are the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome manifests itself at first as a tingling or numbness in the ring and little fingers which may develop into aches, pain or even paralysis. The symptoms may eventually make their way up the arm to the elbow.
Repetitive strain injury claims
Have you or someone you know been affected by a repetitive strain injury within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault? You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Talk in confidence to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s highly-trained advisors. We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation, including repetitive strain injury claims.
All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning you will not be out of pocket in the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
Will I have to make a court appearance?
The prospect of facing a current or former employer in court when it comes to a work-related injury can be a daunting experience.
At Accident Advice Helpline we aim to make the claim process as transparent and straightforward as possible. As a part of this service, we ensure that the majority of our claims are settled outside of court, meaning that many of our clients will not have to make a court appearance when making a claim for compensation.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice