Personal injury lawyer in Poulton-Le-Fylde – carpal tunnel syndrome
If you are injured at work and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to make an injury claim, using the personal injury lawyer Poulton-Le-Fylde.
A common injury that happens at work is carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome starts with pins and needles in the index and middle fingers, so mild to start with, you probably won’t even realise you have the condition. Then you start to get burning and tingling sensations and the fingers may become painful, sometimes the pain even travels up you forearm.
Eventually, the fingers, and possibly the palm of your hand go numb, and by this time you will know something is wrong.
The personal injury lawyer in Poulton-Le-Fylde tells you more about carpal tunnel syndrome
There is a good thing about this injury. That is that unlike many other injuries, if it is dealt with properly, it is curable, and should not leave any long term effects.
The problem starts in the wrist. The main nerve to the hand runs through a tunnel made of eight small bones, called the carpal bones, and tendons. If this nerve becomes compressed, carpal tunnel syndrome develops.
Most cases of this, but not all, are work related, some of the causes being:
- Regular forceful pinch grips
- Heavy lifting
- Constant use of a keyboard
- Prolonged use of vibrating tools
- Repeated direct pressure to the base of the palm
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist
You may want to make a personal injury compensation claim, using injury the personal injury lawyer in Poulton-Le-Fylde, because as part of their duty of care, employers should try to prevent this condition. Any of these actions carried out repeatedly is likely to cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
How to treat carpal tunnel syndrome
The first thing you should do, is try to find out what is causing the problem to start with and once you have discovered what this is, you should stop it as soon as possible.
Then you need to rest the wrist to give it time to heal. Painkillers may help and a wrist splint at night, when the condition worsens, may be useful as well. At its worst, minor surgery is carried out to release the pressure on the nerve.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have contracted this condition, and you believe it is through the negligence of your employer, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a personal injury compensation claim.
Any accident that was not your fault, but your were injured, comes with in the scope of personal injuries claims, and in contacting us you are contacting the experts. We have been helping claimants to get their compensation for over 13 years, and have been very successful – now let us help you.
If you want to make a personal injury compensation claim, you should call our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly advisers who will give you free legal advice regarding your claim. Or you can try the 30-second test on our website. This will not only let you know if your claim is valid, but will also give you a rough idea of how much your injury is worth
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown