Carpal tunnel syndrome
Making a claim for compensation
If you have suffered a carpal tunnel injury which you believe is work related, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your personal injury. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tendons or ligaments in the wrist become enlarged, often from inflammation, after being aggravated. The first symptoms usually appear at night.
How can The Claim Solicitors help?
Some cases of carpal tunnel syndrome are due to work-related cumulative trauma of the wrist. It is one of the most common injuries experienced by modern day office workers.
If you believe you have a valid claim for carpal tunnel syndrome, you should consider making a claim for personal injury compensation. The Claim Solicitors are a leading personal injury solicitor in the UK and we have won compensation claims for thousands of people who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Our approach is to provide a friendly and efficient service to make the process of claiming compensation as straightforward as possible.
We can act under a no win, no fee agreement which means that you can pursue your claim knowing that if you lose you will not have to pay us, or your opponent's solicitor's costs. If your claim is successful we recover our legal costs from your opponent. In short, there is nothing to lose by pursuing a compensation claim with The Claim Solicitors personal injury solicitor.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault and would like to make a claim for personal injury compensation or if you would like to discuss in confidence any matter related to a personal injury claim, please call our claim team on 0800 197 32 32 or complete the claim assessment opposite.
If you would like a guide to how much compensation you would be likely to receive for your injury, please use our compensation awards as a guide.
Knowing the symptoms and causes of carpal tunnel syndrome can help you avoid injuries and aid in the recovery from other common repetitive strain injuries.
The symptoms can include the following:
- Numbness and tingling (pins and needles) of the
palm, the thumb and fingers
- Pain and aching in the same area of the hands may
also occur, with some radiation up into the forearm.
- Cold hands
- Difficulty using hands i.e. holding a cup, turning a door handle
Is there any treatment?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated by immobilizing the wrist in a splint to minimize or prevent pressure on the nerves. If that fails, patients are sometimes given anti-inflammatory drugs or injections of cortisone in the wrist to reduce the swelling. There is also a surgical procedure in which doctors can open the wrist and cut the ligament at the bottom of the wrist to relieve the pressure. However, only a small percentage of patients require surgery.
We can help you claim compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, call us now on 0800 197 32 32 for free and impartial advice and assistance making a compensation claim.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) www.ninds.nih.gov
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) - www.theacpa.org