One of the most frequent injuries that we deal with here at Accident Advice Helpline are RSI’s (repetitive strain injuries).
Most people readily associate this with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) which is a condition that affects the wrists, hands and fingers. It’s brought about by pressure being exerted on the “median nerve”.
CTS – Entrapment of the media nerve at the wrist
The median nerve, (also known as the “eye of the hand”), is one of 3 key nerves that runs down the forearm and into the hand via the wrist. It can be compressed at any point along its length, but most often, it is at the wrist, where this compression occurs, typically for example, when the wrist is rested on a working surface while typing on a computer keyboard. The longer and more regularly this compression takes place, the more likely you may entrap the median nerve thus bringing about CTS.
The symptoms of CTS manifest themselves in the hand and fingers, and include:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle damage
Vigorously manipulating the hand and wrist can bring temporary relief, but the sensations quickly return. Most cases of CTS require surgical intervention in order to release the entrapped median nerve and cure the condition.
No win no fee in Chesterton
Prevention of CTS is extremely easy, but requires prior knowledge of the condition and the risks which can bring it about. In the workplace, it is part of the employer’s duty of care to their employees to disseminate information about the risks of CTS, and how to avoid it.
Employers should also provide relevant PPE, which in this case would be a wrist rest.
If you develop CTS because your employer has not made you aware of the risk, and or has not provided you with appropriate PPE, then you are entitled to claim compensation, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline can raise a no win no fee in Chesterton personal injury claim on your behalf.
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Date Published: 8th February 2014