In your hand and wrist you have something called the carpal tunnel. This is formed by 8 carpal bones and tendons that run across them. Running through the tunnel is the main nerve to the hand, which splits into five when it reaches the palm.
If you damage the nerve then that is what creates carpal tunnel syndrome and may mean you are able to make a personal injury claim, using solicitors in Elmbridge through Accident Advice Helpline.
What causes Carpal tunnel syndrome?
There are lots of different causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, just some of them are:
- Excessive forceful bending of the wrist
- Regular heavy lifting
- Repeated direct pressure on the base of the palm
- Excessive forceful pinch grips
- The constant use of a keyboard
- Continual use of vibrating tools
In the majority of cases, carpal tunnel syndrome is work related in one way or another, and most injury claims for this condition are against employers who have been negligent in preventing it.
The very first thing you should do if you think you have this ailment, is to stop the action that is causing the problem. The wrist will need to be rested to recover and take painkillers if necessary. Other treatment options, depending on the severity, are:
- Steroid injections
- Surgery to release the nerve
- A wrist splint to keep the tunnel in place without stress, particularly at night time
Looking for solicitors in Elmbridge?
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make your claim for personal injury. Over more than 15 years, we have helped many thousands of blameless victims claim the personal injury compensation they were due and there have been numerous claims for injuries such as yours. Please try our unique, online 30-second compensation calculator to get an idea of the amount your claim may be worth.
We have suitable injury solicitors in Elmbridge to represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Elmbridge look no further than our expert service.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so no money will be needed to start your claim, and not a penny will be owed if the claim is lost.
Contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, you will find friendly, professional advisors who will give you free legal advice regarding your claim and guide you through the processes.
Date Published: 29th March 2014
Author: David Brown