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 prevent you from reading, playing sport, gaming and reduce your quality of sleep.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome and think it was caused because of somebody else’s negligence or 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 and also for anything that’s left you out of pocket.
The money you could receive could help to cover any expenses you’ve had to pay because of your injury, as well as any impacts on you and your family so that you can start to get things back to normal.
You can get in touch with us for free, impartial advice on 0800 540 4258 . We’ll never rush or pressure you into taking the next steps, but we can let you know whether we think you could make a claim.
Was somebody at fault for your carpal tunnel injury?
It can often be difficult to tell if somebody is at fault for your carpal tunnel injury – it’s usually caused by repetitive movements and your symptoms can be intermittent – but we can 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 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 injuries.
For example, if you work in an office they should make sure your workstation is set up so that you’re less likely to suffer from a carpal tunnel injury, and they can 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 are also at risk.
If your employer hasn’t followed health and safety regulations, then they’ve put you at risk. To us, this feels wrong. If you’ve been injured, then you could make a 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.
Find out whether you could start a carpal tunnel syndrome claim
You may be feeling unsure whether you can start a carpal tunnel syndrome claim with us. The best way to find out is to get in touch for free on 0800 540 4258 . You’ll speak to one of our 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 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. Your own way, in your own time.
If you do decide you’d like to go ahead with your claim, we can put you in touch with a specialist solicitor. They’ll answer any more questions you have and can then get in touch with the other party to negotiate your compensation.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This pressure is caused by swelling from repeated movements.
CTS causes numbness, pain or weakness in the hands and fingers, and sometimes a burning or tingling feeling. It may also cause pain that spreads up your arm, dry skin around your hands or fingers, swelling and skin pigment changes.
The symptoms usually go away on their own, but your doctor may also give you medication or wrist splints to try to speed up the recovery. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a few months for the symptoms to go away.
In some cases, you may need surgery to reduce the pressure on the nerve in your wrist by cutting the carpal ligament. This surgery is called ‘carpal tunnel release surgery’.
Why choose us?
Unlike many solicitor firms, we aim to make the claims process as simple and straightforward as possible. With 20 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 compensation you need for your recovery – we do whatever we can to help make things right.