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A carpal tunnel injury can change your life

Suffering a carpal tunnel injury not only affects your daily activities such as work, typing, using phones and driving, but it also affects how you spend your free time. It can also prevent you from reading, playing sport and gaming plus reduce your quality of sleep.

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome and think it was caused because of someone else's negligence or by an accident that wasn't your fault, then we're here to help you make it right. You could claim compensation for the impact, pain and numbness you're experiencing, as well as for any expenses that have left you out of pocket.

The compensation you could receive from a carpal tunnel settlement could help to cover any expenses you've had to pay because of your injury, along with any impacts on you and your family. This will help you all to get things back to normal.

If you'd like to know more about making a carpal tunnel injury claim, get in touch with us for free, impartial advice on . We'll never rush or pressure you into taking the next step, but we can let you know whether we think you could make a claim.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an extremely painful condition of the hand and fingers that's caused by pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. 

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway that is surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand, and when the nerve is compressed, you can experience tingling, numbness and pain in your hand and fingers.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by the following repeated actions:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Forceful bending of the wrist
  • Typing for long periods of time
  • Using vibrating tools

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms often start gradually and can worsen over time. They include:

  • Weakness or difficulty gripping: You may find it tough to grip something tightly or hold something for long enough without dropping it. This could be due to the numbness in your hand, or weakness of the thumb's pinching muscles, which are also controlled by the median nerve. 
  • An ache or pain in your fingers, hand or arm: You may experience pain in the forearm, or even higher up. Your thumb, index finger and middle fingers are also more likely to feel painful, but sometimes your whole hand can be affected. 
  • Tingling or pins and needles: During the night, tingling and pins and needles can often disturb your sleep. Hanging your hands out of the bed, or shaking them around, should help to reduce the tingling. 

The dominant hand can often be affected first and can also produce the most severe symptoms. 

If you have experienced any of these symptoms and think you might be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome due to negligence of your employer, get in touch with us on . We could help you get the workers carpal tunnel compensation settlement that you deserve.

Can I claim against my employer for a carpal tunnel injury?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually caused by repetitive movements and your symptoms can be intermittent. It can often be difficult to tell if somebody is at fault for your carpal tunnel injury - but we're here to help.

Because of the repetitive nature of some jobs, work-related accidents are a common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Your employer has a duty of care to make sure you have the right equipment and training so you're as safe as possible. They should follow health and safety regulations including carrying out risk assessments to reduce the chance of injury.

For example, if you work in an office, they should ensure that your workstation is set up so that you're less likely to suffer from a carpal tunnel injury. Ideally, they should also give you training on how to avoid repetitive strain injury.

Any jobs which involve repeated pressure or bending of the wrist can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, such as people who work in factories and warehouses. Construction workers who regularly use vibrating tools or lift heavy objects can also be prone to the condition.

If your employer hasn't followed health and safety regulations, then they've put you at risk and we don't think that's fair. If you've been injured, you could make a carpal tunnel claim to help with your recovery and to make sure you're not left out of pocket.

Find out more about making a work injury claim or call us on to get advice from our expert carpal tunnel lawyers.

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How do I make a carpal tunnel claim?

First, it's important to find out whether you can make a carpal tunnel injury claim. Simply call our friendly, legally-trained advisors for free, impartial advice before deciding whether you want to move forward. If you believe that you're suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome as a direct result of your job, get in touch with us today on .

During the call, we'll listen to what you've been through, ask you a few questions and then let you know whether you can make a carpal tunnel claim. Importantly, we'll never rush or pressure you into starting a carpal tunnel claim. We're just here to help you get the information you need to make a decision.

If you do decide that you want to push for a settlement for your carpal tunnel syndrome, we can help you take the next steps by putting you in touch with one of our specialist solicitors who will have experience working with your type of case and condition.

Is there a time limit to make a claim for carpal tunnel workers compensation?

Like other personal injury claims, you usually need to make a carpal tunnel claim within three years of becoming aware of the condition and that the injury might be the result of workplace injury. 

It's therefore in your best interests to contact us at the earliest opportunity so you can maximise your chances of making a successful carpal tunnel injury claim.

Will I lose my job if I claim against my employers?

If you'd like to pursue a settlement for carpal tunnel syndrome after being injured as a result of your employer's negligence, it's important to stress that you cannot get sacked for making a claim. 

Where somebody breaches their duty of care to another person that results in injury or illness, the person injured is entitled to seek compensation. The employer-employee relationship is no different, and under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers have a duty to ensure the safety of their employees.

This means that your employer must not only provide you with training on how to carry out your work without getting injured, but they must always carry out risk assessments and take all reasonable steps to ensure you're free from harm in the workplace.

How much compensation do you get for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel compensation payouts vary from case to case. This is because the amount of compensation you can claim for a carpal tunnel injury will depend on your individual circumstances.

In order to work out how much carpal tunnel workers compensation you might get, our solicitors will look into the seriousness of the injury, your current and future care needs, your current and future loss of earnings, and any medical expenses you have had to pay.

To give you an idea of how much compensation you could possibly receive, The Judicial Guidelines, set out by the Ministry of Justice, can provide a rough estimate of work related damages (which includes carpal tunnel syndrome) by the scale of severity.

Injury typeCompensation range
Continuing disability with surgery and loss of employment £20,560 - £21,700
Continuing but fluctuating unilateral symptoms £13,970 - £15,330
Symptoms resolving in the course of up to 3 years £8,110 - £10,090
Complete recovery within a few weeks or months£2,070 - £3,310

If your particular injury isn't included in the above, you can use our carpal tunnel compensation calculator to provide you with an estimate of what your personal injury compensation could be.

Frequently asked questions...

Compensation is always paid by the other side’s insurance company. In a road traffic accident injury claim, this will be their motor insurance company. For an injury at work, it will be employers’ liability insurer used by the firm you work for. For accidents in a public place it will be the public liability insurer of the council, business or landlord deemed legally responsible for your accident injury. This ensures no-one is hit with an unaffordable bill.

Our advice is never accept an early settlement offer from an insurance company without taking legal advice. The amount may well be lower than that to which you’re entitled. 

We’ll check your eligibility to claim and then pair you with one of our approved solicitors if you choose to proceed.

No. National Accident Helpline is a brand that belongs to the personal injury legal practice National Accident Law. We’re regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the independent professional ethics body that licenses all solicitors in England and Wales. Our SRA number is 655606.

Claims management companies (CMCs) are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). CMCs do not have their own legal practices. 

We process personal injury claims as part of National Accident Law. We also work with a national network of specialist personal injury legal firms who we vet very carefully to provide you with the best possible customer experience.

With us, you’re in safe and highly-capable hands.

If your solicitor wins your case, they’ll deduct a success fee from your compensation. They’ll also deduct any legal costs not paid by the other side from your compensation.

Your solicitor will agree the success fee percentage when they take on your case so everything’s clear. 

You may also need to pay a legal protection insurance premium if cover was needed. There are no up-front costs, so you’ll never be left out-of-pocket if you make a claim.

Why choose us to help you claim carpal tunnel syndrome compensation?

We aim to make the claims process as simple and straightforward as possible. With years_since years' experience, we've helped more people injured in accidents than any other personal injury company.

We believe that if you've been injured and it feels wrong, it probably is. We're available on the phone and online to help you get the support and carpal tunnel compensation payout you need for your recovery. We do whatever we can to help make things right.

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You may be feeling unsure whether you can start a carpal tunnel claim with us. The best way to find out is to get in touch for free on . You'll speak to one of our helpful, legally-trained advisors who will be able to let you know whether they think you can make a claim.

If you don't feel ready to speak to us yet, you can try our online claim checker, which quickly tells you whether you have a claim based on your answers to some simple questions.

As part of our promise to you, we'll never rush or pressure you into making a carpal tunnel claim. We answer your questions and make sure you understand the claims process, and then leave you to decide whether you'd like to go ahead. We believe everything should be done in your own way, in your own time.

If you do decide you'd like to go ahead with your carpal tunnel injury claim, we can put you in touch with one of our specialist solicitors. They'll answer any further questions you might have and then they can get in touch with the other party to negotiate your compensation.

Dr Hilary Jones is a General Practitioner and medical broadcaster

Accidents at work can range from minor to totally life changing. Getting the care that you need is the first step to recovery. Even if your injury seems minor, there could be unseen internal damage that could cause complications. My advice is to see your GP as soon as you can or go to A&E immediately if needed.

Dr Hilary Jones

General Practitioner and medical broadcaster