In our wrist we have eight small bones called the carpal bones. Lying across the top of them is a tough tendon, the two together forming a tunnel. Nerves run this this tunnel, including the main on to the hand, the median nerve.
If you constantly use a keyboard, have excessive pressure or twisting applied to your wrist, the median nerve can become inflamed and trapped. This causes problems with the hand such as:
- Pins and needles in the index and middle finger that eventually leads to aches that can spread to the thumb and forearm.
- Difficulty in using the fingers, so gripping things becomes very difficult.
- If ignored, there will be muscle wasting around the base of the thumb.
This is a curable condition with minor surgery, but it should never have been allowed to happen in the first place.
Apart from pregnant women who are prone to this, most causes of it are work related, and carpal tunnel syndrome is just one of the many industrial illnesses your employer should be protecting you from. If they fail to, you can make a personal injury claim in Rhosllannerchrugog against them.
Industrial deafness is another industrial illness you might want to make a personal injury claim in Rhosllannerchrugog for
Among the many other industrial conditions is industrial deafness. This is caused by prolonged periods in loud noise, and is something else we are often asked to make claims for at Accident Advice Helpline.
Employers should reduce the noise levels of the work place as much as they can, and if that is not enough, they should provide the employees with ear protectors. If you boss fails to do so, call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, for advice on making a personal injury claim in Rhosllannerchrugog.
The time limits
These are just two example of industrial conditions your employer should have protected you from, there are many more.
This type of claim varies slightly in the time limits though. Normally you have to make a claim with three years of an accident you have sustained injuries in. In the case of industrial condition, they can take many years to manifest themselves so you have three years from the date of diagnosis.
Some industrial conditions, as with the ones caused by exposure to asbestos, can take 30 years or more to show, but that does not mean you cannot make a claim, and at Accident Advice Helpline we have helped may victims in this situation. The worst thing for them is that often they feel to ill to deal with the claim themselves, and they know that these conditions are life threatening.
It is not fair that they should lose their compensation just because they are not well enough to handle their claim, and one of their loved ones should get in touch with us on their behalf.
Get started today to avoid missing out on your injury claim in Rhosllannerchrugog.
Date Published: 25th October 2014