A personal injury lawyer in Marian-Glas can help you with work-related claims
No matter where you live in the UK, accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. It is the same in your workplace, whether you work in construction or in an office.
There are conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome that can develop because of the constant use of a keyboard if preventative measures are not taken, and in this situation an employee can contact a personal injury lawyer in Marian-Glas to help with a personal injury claim against their employer.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
The wrist has eight bones known as the carpal bones. Lying on top of them are the tendons that join the arm to the hand. The space between the two is known as the carpal tunnel, and through this runs the main nerve to the hand, which splits into five when it reaches the palm. If for any reason this nerve gets damaged, you may start to suffer from:
- Pins and needles, or a tingling sensation in the middle and index fingers. To start with, you may not notice it happening, because it may just be in your fingertips.
- This then changes to pain in the same two fingers, which can travel up your forearm.
- As it worsens, the fingers and parts of the palm may become numb.
- Some sufferers develop dry skin in the affected areas as the condition gets worse.
- If the condition is not treated, the muscles will start to weaken and can eventually start to waste at the base of the thumb. This can lead to a lack of grip.
These are all the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a curable condition with the right treatment and care.
How to avoid a work-related accident or industrial condition
There are many causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, most of them work-related. Employers have a legal duty to prevent industrial illness and diseases, and should not allow this to happen. Apart from the keyboard scenario, other causes can be:
- Repeated direct pressure to the base of the palm;
- Excessive forceful pinch grips;
- Constantly using vibrating tools;
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist; and
- Regular heavy lifting.
If your employer has not complied with the rules and regulations, and you develop carpal tunnel syndrome or any other industrial illness, you may want to contact a personal injury lawyer in Marian-Glas to discuss making a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline can help
If you have been injured in any way through no fault of your own, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline on freephone 0800 180 4123. We have the experience you need to make a successful personal injury compensation claim, just like we have helped many thousands of other claimants do the same.