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Carpal tunnel syndrome
In your hands you have ligaments and tendons passing over eight small bones called the carpal bones, to form the carpal tunnel. Through this tunnel runs the main nerve to the hand, which if it becomes damaged or compressed causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
This condition is quite often a work-related disorder, one of the many accidents from which your boss should protect you. If you have suffered this condition because of your employment, you may be able to make a personal injury claim using the services of the solicitors in Ecclefechan we work in partnership with.
Why your work may have caused your injury
There are numerous causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, most of which are work-related, such as:
- Repeated direct pressure on the base of the palm;
- Repeated use of vibrating tools;
- Repeated forceful pinch grips;
- Regular heavy lifting;
- Constant use of a keyboard; and
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist.
This condition can occur at any age, but most cases happen between 40 and 50 years old. Women are more likely to suffer from this than men, particularly if they are pregnant. The condition does tend to disappear once the birth has taken place, though.
Some of these problems happen in your workplace, and if you have sustained this injury through your employment then you may be able to make a personal injury claim using solicitors in Ecclefechan to help you.
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
There are a few symptoms that may happen depending on the severity of the injury, for instance:
- Burning and tingling sensations in the index and middle finger, as well as pins and needles;
- Pain in the same two fingers, which may travel up the forearm;
- As the condition worsens, you may experience numbness in the fingers and palm of the hand; and
- At its worst, muscles in the fingers and thumb become weak, causing poor grip. If left untreated, this can eventually lead to muscle wasting at the base of the thumb.
The condition seems to get worse at nighttime, which can be relieved by wearing a wrist splint while sleeping.
Looking for solicitors in Ecclefechan?
If you need to make a personal injury claim for carpal tunnel syndrome, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We are the experts in dealing with compensation claims, having helped thousands of victims get the compensation to which they were entitled after they had been injured in accidents that were not their fault.
We work with an extensive network of expert solicitors. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Ecclefechan look no further than our expert service.
You should contact us on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or if you’re calling from a mobile dial 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary), where one of our friendly advisors is waiting to assist you. They will talk you through the details of your condition, explain and answer your questions about making a personal injury claim, and then without any pressure let you decide if you wish to continue with the claim.
Alternatively, you could complete our 30-second test online to find out how much compensation you might be due.
Date Published: 25th March 2014
Author: David Brown