Personal injury lawyer in Lynton and carpal tunnel syndrome
We hope that your workplace is a wonderful environment for you to work in. But what happens if you suffer a work related injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which is commonly caused from a work related injury?
Employers have duty of care to try and avoid such conditions and if they fail in this duty, the victim may be entitled to make an injury claim, using the personal injury lawyer in Lynton.
Using the personal injury lawyer in Lynton for a carpal tunnel syndrome claim
The eight carpal bones and the tendons in the wrist form the carpal tunnel. The main nerve to the hand runs through this, and if that gets compressed in some way, the result is carpal tunnel syndrome.
The work-related causes of carpal tunnel syndrome that could result in using the personal injury lawyer in Lynton
There are many causes for carpal tunnel syndrome, for example:
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist
- Regular heavy lifting
- Repeated direct pressure on the base of the palm
- Constantly using a keyboard, such as typists
- Continual use of vibrating tool
- Excessive forceful pinch grips
These, as with most causes of the condition, are work related, and you may need to make a personal injury claim against your employer, using the personal injury lawyer in Lynton.
The effects of the condition are :
- Pins and needles in the middle and index fingers is how it starts
- Then you may experience burning or tingling sensations in the same fingers
- Eventually this will turn to pain
- Occasionally, some sufferers experience dry and chaffed skin in the affected area
- At its worst, the thumb can become numb and weak causing a lack of grip. Eventually, if the condition is not treated, it can lead to muscle wasting at the base of the thumb.
You may want to make a personal injury claim using the personal injury lawyer in Lynton, if your employer has been negligent, causing this condition to develop.
How to handle carpal tunnel syndrome
For some unknown reason, women are more likely to develop this condition than men, particularly when they are pregnant. If the symptoms start to happen in your hand, and you think you may have the problem, you should stop doing whatever action is the cause, or it will continue to get worse. The treatments vary from resting the wrist to surgery for releasing the nerve, in its later stages.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in personal injury claims for all types of injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome is no exception. Over the last 15 years we have helped many thousands of claimants pursue their claims and get the compensation to which they were entitled.
You can complete our 30-second test online, which will give you some guidance as to the amount you are likely to receive.
You can speak to one of our friendly advisors on our helpline freephone number, 0800 180 4123, and they will help you all they can.
Date Published: 23rd February 2014