Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs in those that perform repetitive operations for long periods of time. It is one of the most common industrial conditions in the country because it can affect people that work in a wide variety of fields. Office workers that type a lot are very prone to getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Those that work in manufacturing jobs where they do the same motion each day can find it hard to continue to work when symptoms begin.


Repeating Patterns

Repetitive tasks start to effect the muscles and nerves in your hand, arm, or wrist. The activity causes compression of the main nerve of your hand and arm. Flexing the tendons in your hand aggravates the condition. Here are some of the most common occupations that can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

• Computer workers at call centers, administrative assistants, and other office personnel
• Manufacturing Assembly Line Workers
• Fishery Workers
• Carpenters and Other Craftsmen
• Cooks and Food Service Workers

There are many more professions that require repetitive tasks. If you are experiencing pain in your arms or wrists then you may be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A visit to your physician is required to confirm a diagnosis and start building your claim for compensation.

It is important to document what effects your symptoms are having on your life style and ability to work. If you are still working when the claim is made, make sure to take notes and report increases in symptoms to your employer and physician.


A Condition That Sneaks Up On Workers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome does not appear immediately. You may not notice any symptoms until you have been on a job for many years. Even after leaving a job, you may develop Carpal Tunnel later as a result of the repetitive tasks you did over the years. It is essential to report your condition as soon as you notice it.

UK law states that workers have 3 years after symptoms appear to make their claim. If the condition results in the death of anyone, then the survivors have 3 years from the date of death to make a claim. The sooner a claim is began, the easier it is to build a case and gather the necessary proof for success. A diagnose is required from a physician in order to make a valid claim.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is very treatable if symptoms are recognized and treated as soon as they are noticed. Mild cases will require wearing a brace on the hand or hands while cases that are very severe and allowed to progress can result in surgery.

Many of those suffering from Carpal Tunnel realize that they need to take anti inflammatory medications regularly to be able to perform daily tasks and return to work.


Are You Eligible to Claim Compensation?

Employers are required to provide a working environment that offers the proper tools and equipment to perform a job as safely as possible. This can mean that office workers are provided with wrist rests and chairs that ensure they are able to sit in the correct position for extended typing sessions.

If you have reason to believe that your employer did not provide a proper working environment and you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome then you may be entitled to compensation to help pay for expenses you have incurred as a result of the condition. You may not realize just how much loss of productivity and quality of life you are experiencing due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Your Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Compensation Claim

Our team of solicitors are here to answer all of your questions and help direct you to the resources and help you need to build a rock solid case and get the compensation you deserve. We can help guide you to the most effective way to make a claim. For example Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may only be one condition that you are suffering from. Many workers also develop arthritis and are at risk of developing other industrial diseases as a result of their work environment. Any conditions or injuries that you experience can help win your case.


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When you are struggling to work and pay medical bills there is no money for extra services. This is one reason why our consultations are free and our office receives no payment until you do. We are confident we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your hard work and dedication.


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