Carpal Tunnel Claims
We understand the strain that a carpal tunnel injury can put on your daily life
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be very uncomfortable, and it can put a strain on your personal and professional life, meaning you have to take time off work. We know that the condition can also prevent you from relaxing and affect your ability to drive.
If you’re suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and it wasn’t your fault, perhaps because of somebody else’s negligence or as a result of you being poorly trained at work, then we could help you make a compensation claim.
To discuss your experience and see if you could make a compensation claim, call us on 0800 540 4258 for free. Our calls are confidential, and you’re under no obligation to claim when you do get in contact.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of the hands and fingers than can cause pain and discomfort.
The pain, numbness and discomfort result from compression of the major nerve in your wrist. This nerve is known as the median nerve.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
We know that carpal tunnel symptoms can vary in intensity from person to person.
If you’ve been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome but your symptoms aren’t listed below, we may still be able to help. You can give us a call on 0800 540 4258 for free to discuss your experience and what caused your carpal tunnel syndrome.
Some of the common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Tingling in your fingers
- Loss of feeling and numbness in your fingers
- Pain in your hand and wrist
- Reduction in your grip strength
- Pain that spreads up your arm and, in some serious cases, as far as your shoulder
You may experience these symptoms in one hand or both.
Many of these symptoms also start gradually and worsen over time, and may be worse at night.
There are also some rarer carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms that you may be suffering from. They can include:
- Dry skin around your hand or fingers
- Skin pigment changes
- The loss of ability to tell temperatures by touch
You may also find that you are dropping things more frequently, or that you’re unable to do daily tasks such as writing, housework, DIY, or cooking without feeling pain.
What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is typically thought to be caused by repetitive wrist and hand movements.
So, for example, if you work at a computer all day and are therefore regularly typing, you may be at greater risk of experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome; especially if you haven’t been provided with the correct support or preventative training.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is frequently experienced by machinists, assembly line workers, musicians and those who use vibrating tools on a regular basis.
Although the tasks you are required to carry out as part of your job can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, the condition is preventable.
Your employer has a duty of care to you, as an employee. This means they are responsible for keeping your working environment safe and providing you with proper training and breaks to prevent work-related injuries.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by carrying out a task repeatedly over a long period of time. Often, this strain and compression can be avoided by allowing rest time from repetitive tasks, or by employers educating employees on the symptoms of the syndrome.
If your employer has failed to provide you with the correct training, safety equipment or breaks and you’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
To see if you have a claim, you can call us for free on 0800 540 4258 or complete your details in the form below.
When you contact us, your call will be confidential, and you’ll be under no obligation to claim.
You don’t need to worry about losing your job if you claim against your employer, as it is illegal for them to treat you any differently because of making a claim.
See if you have a claim today
We’re proud of the help we provide to people like you, who have been injured as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault.
If you think you might have a claim for your carpal tunnel syndrome, you can know for sure by giving us a call on 0800 540 4258 for free. You’ll speak to one of our legally trained advisors who will answer any questions you have about claiming.
They’ll ask you some questions to work out if we can help, and if they think you have a claim for carpal tunnel compensation, they’ll ask your permission to put you in contact with a specialist solicitor.