Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful and often debilitating condition which can develop gradually over a period of time. This type of injury is becoming increasingly common with the increased use of keyboards and machinery that have become commonplace in the workplace.
If you, or a colleague, have been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome recently and you would like to find out more information about pursuing a personal injury compensation claim, then call the leading law firm, Accident Advice Helpline.
Why make a claim?
Whilst nothing can alter the fact that you have developed this painful condition, seeking personal injury compensation may mean that any loss in earnings, medical bills and financial obligations that have arisen as a result of your injury are taken care of.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the median nerve in the fingers and hand becoming compressed. The median nerve controls the movement and sensation of the fingers and once compressed, it can cause painful and tingling sensations to be experienced.
The Carpal Tunnel is a narrow passage of bones that run through the wrist and a band of tough fibrous tissue which can behave like a pulley to move the fingers.
What is the cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
It remains unclear what causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to develop initially. However, certain risk factors have been identified which may mean that you are at a greater risk of developing this condition:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- A previous wrist injury
- A family history of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive and strenuous work with the wrist
What are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The symptoms of this distressing condition may include:
- Pain and discomfort across the fingers and wrist
- A weakness of the thumb
- Pins and needles in the fingers
- Numbness across the fingers
- A decrease in sensitivity of the fingers
- Aching in the hand, arm and fore arm
- Changes in the skin on the hands: dryness and changes in colour tone of skin
Looking for a law firm in Derby?
To establish your eligibility to pursue a personal injury compensation claim using the experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline, simply call their 24 hour, 7 days a week telephone helpline and speak to one of their helpful advisers. They can inform you over the phone of your legal rights to pursue a claim, and whether the circumstances of your accident or incident entitle you to claim injury compensation.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local law firm in Derby they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you are searching for a law firm in Derby look no further than this expert service.
For more information call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 1st August 2014