Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claims
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects thousands of people around the UK. It is a painful condition which alters feeling and mobility in the hands and wrists and occurs when the median nerve is compressed. Pregnant women and people with diabetes or arthritis have a higher risk of contracting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome naturally; however, there are instances where it is the result of work-related activities.
If you are afflicted by CTS, and you believe your job is responsible – either because your wrist has been injured, or you work with vibrating tools – The Compensation Experts may be able to help.
What is a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claim?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more than an irritant; it can be painful and limiting for those who suffer from it. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Numbness in fingers and hands, or pins and needles
- Weak grip strength, or an inability to grasp at all
- Painful fingers, particularly the thumb, middle, and ring fingers
- Limited dexterity making simple tasks like writing difficult
Employers have a legal duty of care to make an employee’s working environment safe, and their responsibility is clearly outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Act. Compensation claims for carpal tunnel syndrome may arise from the following employer faults:
- Neglecting to educate employees of the risks in their job associated concerning CTS
- Failing to provide the correct equipment for the job, and train employees on how to safely use it
- Not providing protective clothing such as vibration absorbing gloves or wrist supports
- Being remiss in having a maintenance schedule which checks tools and machinery are working as they should and have not begun vibrating more than acceptable
- Not ensuring workers take regular breaks after the recommended period. Tools like chainsaws and grinders should not be used for more than an hour at a time, while larger tools like pneumatic drills and hammers should only be used for 15 minutes before resting.
An example carpal tunnel syndrome claim featured a gardener working for a local authority who developed the condition after more than a decade of working with everyday tools like leaf blowers, hedge cutters, and strimmers, as well as occasionally using concrete cutters. His employer was found to be responsible for his condition developing as the client had never received any training about the risk of prolonged use of vibrating tools and did not have adequate vibration protection equipment.
Claiming Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Your successful compensation claim starts with a simple call to The Compensation Experts. Our expert advisors are happy to offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation to help determine whether you have grounds to make a claim. If so, they will pair you with a personal injury solicitor who has the best experience to help you obtain the payment you deserve.
We offer a conditional fee service, which is more commonly known as No Win No Fee*. This means that you are not at risk of a large legal bill if your claim is unsuccessful. If you don’t receive compensation, then you won’t pay your lawyer a penny.
Contact us today and find out more about how we can help you.
*conditions may apply
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert carpal tunnel syndrome claim solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.