There are lots of different types of injuries that you could suffer because of an accident at work in Poole, and it is not just one off accidents your employer is supposed to protect you from. More long term conditions can be created by your job, and one of the more common ones that you could suffer is carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome starts with pins and needles in your index and middle fingers on your hands. Also your wrist will not feel quite right and sometimes even your forearm begins aching. If any of these symptoms start to get worse at night, then this can be a sign that you are developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you ignore these symptoms, then they will get worse and cause numbness, a lack of grip and muscle wasting at the base of the thumb. Your employer should have taken precautions to prevent this happening, and just like any other accident at work in Poole, you could be entitled to compensation from them. It is sometimes known as typists fingers, because the constant use of a keyboard can cause it. All it needs is a wrist rest to reposition the hands to stop it happening.
Injury lawyers and the treatment
You will soon know if you have this injury, unlike some other wrist injuries, it is a condition that is persistent and aggravating. Once you do realise that you have a problem, you should stop immediately whatever you think is causing it, and after you have done this your symptoms should begin to improve.
Carpal tunnel happens when the main nerve in your hand and arm becomes injured or damaged because of vibrations or strain to your wrist. The main treatment fot this condition is to rest and to stop what is causing it. Here are some other treatments that you can try:
- Surgery to release the nerve
- A wrist splint to keep the tunnel in place without stress
- Steroid injections
It is a curable condition, but one you should not experience if your employer takes the necessary precautions to prevent an accident at work in Poole.
An accident at work in Poole and compensation
Accident Advice Helpline were established in 2000 to give access to justice to the non-fault victims of accidents and in the last 14 years we have helped many thousands of victims get the compensation to which they were entitled, some of them after an accident at work in Poole.
When legal aid was withdrawn for personal injury claims, it put them out of the reach of many victims.
From April 2000 however, the use of the No Win No Fee agreement was allowed and it is the basis we operate on.
As you do not need to find any money to start your claim, anyone can now make a personal injury compensation claim.
On our website there is a “30-second test” that will give you some guidance as to the amount you may be eligible for.
Our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, is there for you to call one of our friendly advisers. They will discuss the details of your claim with you, and if you wish to proceed, put the wheels in motion.
Date Published: 14th May 2014