Injury claims lawyer from Leyland
Leyland is a town in the South Ribble district, in the county of Lancashire. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the community has seen a large growth in industry, population and farming, due to the establishment of Leyland Motors, housing developments and the surrounding usable arable land.The name of the town is of old Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning, “untilled land”.
With all these new businesses, hopefully the employers are aware of their legal duties towards their employees. They must protect the health and safety of the workforce while they are in the work place. Part of this means taking the necessary precautions to avoid industrial injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If an employee does contract this condition because of their job, they may well want to use an injury claims lawyer from Leyland.
Why carpal tunnel syndrome may mean you need an injury claims lawyer from Leyland
Within the wrist there are eight small bones called carpal bones. Along the front of your wrist there is a ligament and tendons, and it is within the space between the bones and the tissues that form the carpal tunnel. The main nerve to the hand passes through the tunnel before it divides into small branches at the palm. If this nerve gets damaged, you may need the services of an injury lawyer from Leyland.
The causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
There can be many reasons for carpal tunnel syndrome, but the main ones seem to be constantly typing on a keyboard and using vibrating tools. Any action that puts pressure on the median nerve can cause it.
How you will know you have the condition
Depending on the severity of the injury, there are several symptoms that can happen such as:
- Pins and needles in the index and middle finger
- Some people suffer dry skin in the affected area
- Burning and tingling sensations in the same two fingers
- Pain in the fingers which may travel up the forearm
- If the symptoms are ignored, the condition will worsen and the pain and numbness start to spread. Eventually it will lead to loss of grip and muscle wasting at the base of the thumb.
If you think you may have carpal tunnel syndrome because you are suffering these symptoms, and you think your job has caused it, you should speak to an injury lawyer from Leyland.
How to treat carpal tunnel syndrome
The first thing you should do is stop the action you believe to be causing it. Take painkillers if you think it is necessary, and rest your wrist. If it does not improve, you may need to wear a wrist splint to keep the stress off the nerve, and this can be particularly helpful at night when the condition seems to worsen. In severe cases, surgery will be needed to release the pressure on the nerve.
How to use your injury lawyer from Leyland
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make your injury claim for this and any other injury you may have sustained, from any type of accident that has happened in the last 3 years.
Why not contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, where one of our friendly advisors is waiting to assist you?
Date Published: 1st October 2013
Author: David Brown