One of the injuries that you can suffer as a result of an accident at work in Smethwick is called carpal tunnel syndrome, which can also be caused over a period of time rather than in a one-off accident.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the main nerve that runs from your wrist to your hand becomes damaged. There are eight small bones in your wrist called carpal bones. Passing over these bones are ligaments and tendons that form a tunnel, through which runs the nerve. When it reaches your palm, the nerve splits into five for each of your fingers.
Although it is a wrist injury, the problems start in your index and middle fingers with pins and needs and tingling sensations, and many victims do not realise they have a problem initially. As the condition progress this turns to pain, which can spread up your arm as well.
This can be caused by a one-off accident at work in Smethwick or by actions over a period of time — anything that puts constant pressure on your wrist.
Why you would want to use injury lawyers for your accident at work in Smethwick
Most of the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome can be prevented with very simple measures, such as providing workers who are constantly using a keyboard with wrist rests to relieve the pressure on the wrist. It is this sort of thing your employer should do to prevent an accident at work in Smethwick or the development of long-term issues.
Employers can get all the advice they need for free on the HSE website, where there is lots of information on how to prevent conditions like this from happening in your workplace.
If they do allow accidents at work to happen or industrial conditions to develop, they can find themselves having to face a personal injury claim as the injured worker would be entitled to compensation, and many of them turn to Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
The assistance of Accident Advice Helpline
We can help you with a claim for any injury from any accident, providing your injuries needed medical treatment, someone else was to blame for them, and the accident happened with the last three years. In the case of industrial illnesses and conditions, you have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make your claim.
We have been assisting faultless victims for over 15 years, many thousands of whom have received the compensation to which they were entitled.
Why not contact us on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, where one of our friendly advisors is waiting to assist you. They will give you free legal advice regarding your claim, and if you wish to proceed will start your personal injury compensation claim. Or, complete our 30-second test to get an estimate of how much your compensation could be worth.
Date Published: 17th May 2014