Has your life changed due to a carpal tunnel injury?
Not only does a carpal tunnel injury affect day-to-day tasks, from looking after your children, going to work to driving and even using a phone but it will also impact how you spend your free time, preventing you from gaming, playing sports or reading, it can even affect the quality of your sleep.
If you believe your carpal tunnel injury was caused due to the negligence of someone else’s or an accident that wasn’t your fault, then get in touch with our team today and find out how we can help.
We know money won’t change the way your life has changed but it can help things get as normal as possible and set you up for your future with fewer worries and stresses. As well as claiming compensation for the impact, numbness and pain you are feeling, you can also claim compensation to cover the financial losses and expenses you have suffered.
At Direct Solicitors we feel understanding your legal rights and having access to them so important, that’s why if you contact our legal advice team we will advise you on your options, provide you with the support you need and if you want to make a claim we can get everything set up in one quick and easy phone call.
My carpal tunnel is work-related, can I claim?
Carpal tunnel is such a common work-related injury, that it is now legally recognised as an “industrial disease”.
It is the responsibility of your employer, under the UK law, to ensure you are safe from sustaining conditions such as carpal tunnel by taking the necessary precautions as set out within the relevant legislation including:
- Allowing you to take breaks at work and between shifts
- Ensure you are properly trained to use any equipment
- Provide you with the safety equipment needed for your job
- Ensure the temperature is reasonably warm
The above are just a few examples and your employer has a duty to ensure you are safe in the workplace, if this duty is breached and as a result, you suffer a carpal tunnel injury then contact our legal advice team today, we can tell you in minutes if you have a claim against your employer.
We understand you may be worried about claiming against your employer but don’t worry. In the UK all employers are legally required to take out an “employer’s liability” insurance, meaning any compensation you claim will be paid by the insurance company and not your employer directly.
It is also illegal for your employer to dismiss you or treat you any differently due to you exercising your legal rights and if they do this you will be able to take further legal action.
If you would like to discuss your experience further or find out more about claiming then contact our friendly legal team today on 08000 250 250.
What are the causes of carpal tunnel injuries?
A carpal tunnel injury or carpal tunnel syndrome, is a medical condition which is caused by the compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel, hence the name of the syndrome.
Repetitive movements are usually the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome for example:
- Repeated pressure on the base of the palm over the carpal tunnel area
- Repeatedly bending your wrist
- Frequently lifting or moving large, heavy objects
- The use of vibrating tools
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are very uncomfortable and can include:
- Burning sensations
- Loss of grip
- Loss of manual dexterity
And as well as the pain and physical suffering carpal tunnel syndrome can also leave the sufferers with financial stress and affect their mental wellbeing. As well as this carpal tunnel syndrome is medically known to “flare up” at night meaning it can also impact on your sleep.
Even though this condition is common it doesn’t make it any easier to manage, if you feel it has been caused by your employer’s negligence then we’re confident we can get you the help and support and compensation you deserve.
I want to make a compensation claim for my carpal tunnel syndrome
We understand making a compensation claim can feel like a big decision but the money you receive will not only go to covering the pain and suffering you are going through but can help towards treatment costs that you may require as well as recovering losses such as loss of earnings.
If you want to know if you are eligible to make a claim then contact our legal advice team, we will ask you a few questions then once we know all we need at this stage we can advise you if we feel you have a claim or not.
Our primary goal is for you to know your legal options and ensure you make an informed decision, therefore, we won’t apply any pressure, but if you decide you wish to make a personal injury compensation claim then we can get everything set up for you.
We will do most of the work for you so claiming doesn’t have to be stressful or scary, if you have any concerns during the process we are on hand to help and support you.
If you’re not quite ready to speak about your situation we can advise that if your injury has occurred or been diagnosed in the last 3 years and happened due to an accident that wasn’t your fault then it is very likely you could make a claim. Complete our online form and we can contact you at a later time.
My injury has already caused additional expenses, how will I be able to pay for my claim?
We know that a carpal tunnel injury can mean time off and financial strains, but don’t worry making a claim doesn’t have to be another financial stress.
Our solicitors can work on a No Win No Fee basis, this means you will not have to worry about paying upfront for your legal fees. It also means if our solicitors take your case on under a No Win No Fee agreement (also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)) and you don’t win any compensation you will not owe them any fee, there are no hidden terms and/or conditions, just simply, if you do not win your case you do not pay a fee.