Injury claims lawyer in Loanhead
Loanhead is a small town in Midlothian, Scotland. The town was built on coal and shale mining, and the paper industry. It was a tiny village by about 1600, when it was included on a map of the Lothians. It was granted a charter allowing a weekly market and annual fair in 1669. Even in a small town, there can be jobs with repetitive actions, typing for instance. Once of the most common injuries for typists, because their employers do not protect them from the condition, is carpal tunnel syndrome. If you think you may have this, you should speak to an injury claims lawyer in Loanhead.
Explain carpal tunnel syndrome and using an injury claims lawyer in Loanhead
In the wrist there are eight small bones known as the carpal bones. Lying across them are the tendons that join the arm to the hand. The space between the two forms a tunnel and through this runs the main nerve to the hand, the median nerve. If this nerve gets damaged, you may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and be able to use an injury lawyer Loanhead.
The possible causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
There are many causes of the condition, many of which are work related, such as:
- Constantly using a key board
- Regular heavy lifting
- Repeated direct pressure to the base of the palm
- Constantly using vibrating tools
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist
- Excessive forceful pinch grips
Employers have a legal duty to ensure they protect the health and safety the employees. If they fail in this duty, and you contract carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be able to use an injury lawyer in Loanhead.
Although the symptoms will start quite minor, they do not take long to progress if ignored. Some of the things you may experience are:
- The first symptom is pins and needles, or a tingling sensation in the middle and index fingers. To start with, you may not notice it happening because it may just be in your fingertips.
- If carpal tunnel syndrome is not treated, the muscles will start to weaken and can eventually start to waste at the base of the thumb.. this can lead to a lack of grip.
- This then changes to pain in the same two fingers, and the pain can travel up your forearm.
- As it worsens, the fingers and parts of the palm may become numb.
- Some sufferers develop dry skin in the affected areas as the condition gets worse.
Treating carpal tunnel syndrome:
As soon as you become aware that you may have this condition, the first thing you should do is stop the action that is causing it. The wrist needs time and rest to heal and continuing to do whatever action is causing it will just aggravate the situation. The condition tends to be worse at nighttime, a wrist splint can help give relief then. Steroid injection or surgery may be tried in more serious cases.
Making your personal injury compensation claim:
If you have been injured in any way through no fault of your own, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone, 0800 689 0500.
We have the experience you need to make a successful personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 4th October 2013
Author: David Brown