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Personal Injury Lawyer in Portland – Carpal tunnel syndrome

No matter where you work, you could sustain a hand injury. The most common hand injury that could happen to you in the workplace is carpal tunnel syndrome.

There is a ligament passing over the eight small bones known as the carpal bones and this form the carpal tunnel. The tendons that attach the forearm to the hand pass through this tunnel, as does the main nerve to the hand before it divides into small branches at the palm.

The compression of this nerve, and the effects of the compression, is carpal tunnel syndrome.This injury can be sustained in many way, but the most common is because of your work.

Using the personal injury lawyer Portland for your carpal tunnel syndrome injury claim

As part of the employer’s duty of care to their employees, they are supposed to prevent conditions like this happening.  There is plenty of advice available on how to do this, a particularly good source being the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.  Here are just a few of the actions that are known to cause carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Repeated forceful pinch grips
  • Regular heavy lifting
  • Repeated direct pressure on the base of the palm
  • Repeated use of vibrating tools
  • Constant and regular use of a keyboard
  • Repeated forceful bending of the wrist

Carpal tunnel syndrome can happen at any age but most cases happen between the ages of 40 and 50. More women are likely to suffer from this than men, especially if they are pregnant. Usually the problem goes away once the baby has been born.  If you sustain this condition through the negligence of your employer, you might want to talk to the personal injury lawyer Portland about making a personal injury compensation claim.

What are the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome, starts so mildly you may not realise you have a problem to start with, but the signs are:

  • It starts with pins and needles in the index and middle fingers
  • Burning and tingling sensations in the same two fingers
  • Pain in the fingers which may travel up the forearm
  • If ignored, muscle wasting at the base of the thumb

Personal injury lawyers in Portland and making your personal injury claim

If you have this condition and you can relate it directly to your employment, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against your employer. The easiest way to do this is to contact Accident Advice Helpline, the leading experts in the field of personal injury claims.

Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make your personal injury compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome or any other injury you may have sustained, from any type of accident, just like we have assisted many thousand of other claimants to get the compensation they deserved.

Why not contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, where one of our friendly advisers is waiting to assist you,  They will give you free legal advice regarding your claim and if you wish to proceed, put start your personal injury compensation claim.

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