Peripheral Neuropathy Claims
Damage to the nerves is a very common occurrence for those that work in industrial occupations or any job where they have to stand on their feet for a large part of the day. It can also occur if injuries lead to nerve damage in the back or spine. Symptoms can include numbness in the legs or feet that occurs regularly and for extended periods of time. Those that are beginning to suffer may not realize the extend of their injuries and mask it with over the counter muscle rubs and painkillers that do not provide actual treatment.
Nerves in the hands are often the most affected. Those that suffer from this condition may believe they are suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as well because symptoms can be similar at times. Some workers may be suffering from multiple nerve disorders as a result of their working conditions.
Only a physician can diagnose your condition properly. There are many occupations that can lead to Peripheral Neuropathy. Nerve damage is a serious condition that needs treatment to make life more manageable. If you are suffering or have a loved one that is, you need to consider your options for compensation to help curtail costs for care over the years.
Types of Neuropathy
There are many causes and types of neuropathy. If you ever experienced any injury at work that resulted in pain or discomfort, it is possible that it contributed to your neuropathy. Since diabetes can be a cause, it is important to let your solicitor know if you have diabetes so they can be prepared to address this when an employer brings it up in court.
Some types of neuropathy can impact overall body functions because you may not have proper feeling in part of your body. Cramping, muscle spasms, sexual dysfunction and other problems may occur as a direct result of a neuropathic condition.
When Is The Right Time To Make A Claim?
Generally speaking you need to make a claim within 3 years of an injury or within 3 years of realizing there is a problem. The second circumstance is good to have because sometimes workers do not realize that they have an issue. Symptoms for may not show until someone has been employed for many years.
If a loved one has died from any illness or injury that is work related, the same 3 year time limit from the date of death applies for family members to make a claim. In order for a claim to be valid the death certificate or doctor must state that the actual cause of death was the disease or injury.
Seeking Medical Treatment
Nerve disorders are very serious and can lead to more serious injuries through falls or loss of feeling or control when doing more dangerous work or home activities. Whenever a nerve disorder is suspected it is essential to report it to your employer immediately and seek treatment to alleviate and slow the progression of symptoms.
Any changes in symptoms need to be documented while your case is pending so that you can prove the liability of your employer quickly and easily with the help of our team of solicitors.
The Process Of Getting The Compensation You Deserve
The only way to know if you have a valid claim is to make an appointment with an attorney and get the advice of a physician. If your health issues are already well documented then you likely have what you need to get started building your claim. Claims can take some time to process depending upon the complexity of your case and how long ago the damages occurred.
The process is a lot easier when you have an experienced team to help you navigate through all the red tape and paperwork that an employer can attempt to put in front of you if they know you are making a claim. With just a few moments of your time and a medical exam you could be well on your way to an easier way of life that you have not seen since your suffering began.
Contact our experienced team of solicitors at anytime for advice on how to proceed with your claim and find out what we can do to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. There is no better time than now to get started with your claim and become one step closer to the compensation you need to maintain a decent quality of life.