Injury lawyers in Porthcawl
You will know if you have carpal tunnel syndrome when your index and middle fingers keep getting pins and needles, your wrist doesn’t feel quite right, and maybe your forearm aches now and then. If all this gets worse at night-time you could be at the start of the condition. If ignored, it will worsen and cause numbness, a lack of grip and muscle wasting at the base of the thumb.
There are several causes for this condition, most of them work related. Your employer has a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their staff. If they don’t comply with all the rules and regulations, and you develop this condition because of your job, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim by contacting injury lawyers in Porthcawl.
The causes can include regular use of vibrating tools, heavy lifting or regular use of a keyboard. Your employer should do all he can to prevent the condition happening to his employees.
Injury lawyers in Porthcawl and the treatment
Unlike some other wrist injuries, as soon as you become aware that you may have the problem, and stop doing whatever you think is the cause, your wrist will improve. The condition occurs because the main nerve that runs from your arm to your hand passes through the carpal tunnel and can become inflamed or damaged through the vibrations or strain the wrist encounters. Rest is needed to let the wrist recover. Other treatments can include:
- A wrist splint to keep the tunnel in place without stress. (This can be particularly helpful at night.)
- Steroid injections
- Surgery to release the nerve
Injury lawyers in Porthcawl will help with your personal injury claim
If you know the cause of your problem, and it is something that is not your own fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We were established in 2000 to give access to justice to the non-fault victims of accidents and in the last 13 years we have helped many thousands of victims get the compensation to which they were entitled.
In 1998, the government abolished legal aid for personal injury claims. This put making a claim out of the reach of many people, so the 1999 Finance Act allowed the conditional fee agreement to be used instead. This is better known as No Win No Fee** and it is the basis we operate on. As you do not need to find any money to start your claim, anyone can now make a personal injury compensation claim.
On our website there is a 30-second test that will give you some guidance as to the amount you may be eligible for.
Our freephone number, 0800 180 4123 is there for you to call one of our friendly advisors. They will discuss the details of your claim with you, and if you wish to proceed, put the wheels in motion.