Are you suffering from repetitive strain injury?
Although there are various types of repetitive strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome is, perhaps, the most common and the most well-known. Affecting the wrist and arm, carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, discomfort, numbness and the symptoms can last for weeks or months.
As the name implies, a repetitive strain injury occurs from performing tasks over and over again. Due to this, people often sustain this type of injury as a result of their working environment. If you use a computer all day at work, for example, a repetitive strain injury may occur if your workstation isn’t properly aligned.
Similarly, if you operate a checkout or machinery for lengthy periods of time, you could sustain carpal tunnel syndrome. By giving you adequate breaks and ensuring your working area is properly equipped, employers can reduce the instances of these types of injuries.
If you’re experiencing a repetitive strain injury and you feel your employer is responsible, you may be able to take action against them. By seeking advice from an injury lawyer in Thornton-Cleveleys you can confirm whether you’re eligible to take action and get your claim started.
Claiming with an injury lawyer in Thornton-Cleveleys
When you make your claim for compensation, you’ll need to show that you weren’t responsible for your injuries and that it was caused by someone else. If you asked your employer to make reasonable adjustments to your workplace and they refused to do so, for example, this could be used as part of your injury claim.
However, you’ll also need to show that you’ve obtained medical treatment for your injury before your injury lawyer in Thornton-Cleveleys will be able to help you to obtain compensation. Although there is no quick fix for repetitive strain injuries, if your GP has provided painkillers or referred you for additional treatment, this could be enough to enable you to proceed with your compensation claim.
Make a no-win, no-fee* claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been searching for an injury lawyer in Thornton-Cleveleys because you want to find out more about taking legal action, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline we help claimants to obtain over £35 million in compensation each year and we also operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis so you won’t have to pay anything upfront to make a claim with us.
To find out more about obtaining compensation today, contact our friendly personal injury advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: David Brown