You may need to talk to an injury lawyer in Inveruglas if you have carpal tunnel syndrome as a work-related injury. Accident Advice Helpline specialises in just this kind of case, and we can help you too.
Inveruglas is a small island within Loch Lomond and lies off the shore at Inveruglas opposite Inversnaid at the north end of the loch. You could go there for a rest, to let your wrist heal, after contracting carpal tunnel syndrome and speaking to the injury lawyer in Inveruglas.
Injury lawyer in Inveruglas
In our wrist, there are eight small bones called the carpal bones. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome happens when the main nerve from the arm to the hand becomes trapped or inflamed, in the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is formed by the space between the tendons and ligaments that attach the hand to the forearm and the carpal bones. The condition is often work-related and your employer should take precautions to prevent it. If they have failed in this duty, you may want to speak to an injury lawyer in Inveruglas.
The possible causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are many causes for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a few examples are:
- Typing or constantly using a keyboard
- Continual use of vibrating tools
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist
- Regular heavy lifting
- Repeated direct pressure on the base of the palm
- Excessive forceful pinch grips
If any of these, or anything else, caused you to have this wrist problem and your employer has let you down, you may want to speak with an injury lawyer and they could be facing a personal injury compensation claim.
How you will know you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The signs of the condition are:
- Pins and needles in the middle and index fingers
- In the same two fingers, burning or tingling sensations
- Eventually, this will turn to pain. It is not unusual for the pain to be in the hand and extend up the forearm
- Occasionally, some sufferers experience dry skin in the affected area
- At its worst, the thumb can become numb and weak causing a lack of grip. Eventually, if the condition is ignored, this can lead to muscle wasting at the base of the thumb.
The first thing you should do, once you become aware that you have the condition, is stop doing the action that is causing it. Then:
- Rest the wrist so it can recover
- Take painkillers
- A wrist splint will keep the tunnel in place without stress, particularly at night time
- Steroid injections
- Surgery to release the nerve is only used in severe cases
Women are more prone to carpal tunnel syndrome, particularly when they are pregnant, although it does usually disappear after the birth.
Using an injury lawyer in Inveruglas
When it comes to making a claim rather than waste your time looking for an injury lawyer in Inveruglas you could go to a trusted and experienced national firm of experts and maximise your chances for success.
Accident Advice Helpline is the expert in personal injury claims for all types of injuries and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is no exception. Over the last 15 years, we have helped many thousands of claimants pursue their claims and get the compensation to which they were entitled.
You can complete our 30-second test online, which will give you some guidance as to the amount you are likely to receive.
You can speak to one of our friendly advisors on our helpline freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary) and they will help you all they can.
Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: David Brown