Injury Solicitors Garstang helping with your carpal tunnel syndrome claim
Your employer has a legal duty to protect your health and safety while you are at work. This does not just involve protecting you from one off accidents, but also from the longer-term conditions, one of which is carpal tunnel syndrome. If they fail in this duty, you may be entitled to use injury solicitors in Garstang to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Injury solicitors Garstang explain carpal tunnel syndrome
In the wrist there are eight bones known as the carpal bones. Lying on top of them are the tendons that join the arm to the hand. The space between the two is known as the carpal tunnel and through this runs the main nerve to the hand. If this nerve gets damaged, you may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and want to use the services of injury solicitors in Garstang to make a personal injury claim. Most cases of the condition are work related and can be caused by:
- The constant use of a keyboard.
- Actions that cause undue pressure on the wrist.
- Excessive twisting and turning of the wrist.
- Constant vibration to the wrist .
Health and safety measures in the workplace can prevent this condition and your employer should have them in place.
The signs of carpal tunnel syndrome
Initially the signs will start quite minor, but 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.
- 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.
- 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.
For some unknown reason, women tend to suffer with the condition more than man, particularly when they are pregnant. The symptoms do tend to disappear soon after the birth.
Making a carpal tunnel syndrome claim
If you have been in an accident of any type in which you were injured, and those injuries needed medical attention, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. To make your claim, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, one of the market leaders in their industry. For over 15 years they have been providing claimants the access to justice that is needed for most people to be able to make a personal injury claim and many thousands of them have been awarded the compensation they deserved.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 for friendly advice from one of our advisers. They will talk you through the process of a claim and then let you decide if you want to continue.
Date Published: 20th December 2013
Author: David Brown