Personal injury lawyer in Lulworth Cove discusses Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Your carpal tunnel is in your wrist, formed by eight carpal bones and tendons that run across them. Running through the tunnel is the main nerve to the hand, which splits into five when it reaches the palm. If this nerve gets compressed or trapped, you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
You may want to use a personal injury lawyer in Lulworth Cove to make a personal injury claim if your wrist problem was caused by your employment.
The causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are many causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, such as:
- Regular heavy lifting
- Repeated direct pressure on the base of the palm
- The constant use of a keyboard
- Continual use of vibrating tools
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist
- Excessive forceful pinch grips
Most cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are work related in one way or another, and most injury claims injury lawyers make for this condition is against employers who have been negligent in preventing it.
The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and why you might use a personal injury lawyer in Lulworth Cove are as follows:
- Occasionally, some people suffer dry skin in the affected area
- It starts with pins and needles, usually in the middle and index fingers
- In the same fingers you can experience burning and tingling sensations
- Eventually this will turn to pain which may travel up the forearm
- As the condition worsens you may get numbness in the fingers and palm of the hand
- When it gets to its worst state, the thumb can become numb and weak causing a lack of grip
- Eventually this can lean to the muscle wasting at the base of the thumb
Women tend to suffer from this condition more often than men, particularly when they are pregnant. The condition does normally disappear though after the baby is born.
The treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The most important thing you should do first if you think you have carpal tunnel is stop the action that is causing the problem. The wrist will need to be rested to recover and take painkillers if necessary. The nature of the treatment will be dependant upon how severe the condition is, but may include:
- A wrist splint to keep the tunnel in place without stress, particularly at night time
- Surgery to release the nerve
- Steroid injections
A personal injury lawyer in Lulworth Cove at Accident Advice Helpline can help make your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome claim
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make your claim for this condition. Over the last 14 years we have helped many thousands of blameless victims claim the personal injury compensation they were due and there have been numerous claims for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so no money will be needed to start your claim, and not a penny will be owed if the claim is lost.
On our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, you will find friendly, professional advisers who will give you free legal advice regarding your claim and guide you through the required processes.