Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claims
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition which involves the median nerve in the wrist being compressed. This can cause symptoms such as tingling sensations, numbness and weakness in the hand muscles. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome gradually increase over time and are quite possibly first noticed when it causes the sufferer to wake from their sleep. Symptoms are often worse at night due to most peoples sleeping position putting pressure on the median nerve and the wrist.
Why not contact us at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and learn more about how we can help you claim compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Although a certain percentage of the population are genetically predisposed to the condition, causing it to develop irrespectively, there are certain cases that are directly caused by actions in the workplace. It is an employer’s legal duty to protect the safety of its employees, and this includes protection from developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Workplace activities that place excessive continuous strain on the wrist and hands such as repetitive movements, heavy lifting or even vibration can all instigate the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. If the condition can be proved to be directly caused by work activities, then a carpal tunnel syndrome claim can provide compensation to help you through this painful and debilitating condition.
Some common causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Some of the work-related causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are listed below:
- Regular heavy lifting
- Repetitive activity which involves bending the wrist, like typing and moving a mouse
- Repetitive activity which involves using a pinch grip, i.e. fingers on one side of an object while thumb is on the other
- Repetitive activity which places pressure on the median nerve which is just at the base of the palm
Many occupations are at risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome that you believe has been caused by activities in your workplace then please call for our expert advice. We at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors are skilled professionals who have handled many cases like yours, providing victims with compensation to help them live with their condition. Employers and authorities have insurance in place to provide compensation to victims of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome compensation claim.