Working with a personal injury lawyer in Malpas
If you have pins and needles in your middle and index fingers, or your wrist does not feel quite right, or maybe your forearm aches every now and then, then this could mean that you have got carpal tunnel syndrome. If your injury gets worse at night, this could mean that you are at the beginning of this condition.
Please do not ignore it as it will worsen and cause numbness, a lack of grip and muscle wasting at the base of the thumb.
The most likely cause for your condition is from your workplace. Your employer has a legal duty to protect the health and safety of his staff. If he doesn’t comply with all the rules and regulations, and you develop this condition because of your job, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim by contacting a personal injury lawyer in Malpas to help you.
The causes can include regular use of vibrating tools, heavy lifting or regular use of a keyboard. Your employer should do all he can to prevent the condition happening to his employees.
Unlike some other wrist injuries, as soon as you become aware that you may have the problem, you should stop doing whatever you think is the cause, and your wrist will improve. The condition occurs because the main nerve that runs from your arm to your hand, passes through the carpal tunnel and can become inflamed or damaged through the vibrations or strain the wrist encounters. Rest is needed to let the wrist recover. Other treatments can include:
- Surgery to release the nerve
- A wrist splint to keep the tunnel in place without stress. This can be particularly helpful at night.
- Steroid injections
Your compensation claim
If you know the cause of your problem, and it is something that is not your own fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We operate nationally, so are here for you when you need a personal injury lawyer in Malpas.
We were established in 2000 to give access to justice to the non-fault victims of accidents and we have helped many thousands of victims get the compensation to which they were entitled.
In 1998, the government abolished legal aid for personal injury claims. This put making a claim out of the reach of many people, so the 1999 Finance Act allowed the conditional fee agreement to be used instead. This is better known as no-win, no-fee and it is the basis we operate on. As you do not need to find any money to start your claim, anyone can now make a personal injury compensation claim.
On our website there is a 30-second test that will give you some guidance as to the amount you may be eligible for.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re here for you when you need a personal injury lawyer in Malpas.
Date Published: 23rd February 2014