Not only does a carpal tunnel injury affect daily activities such as working, driving, using phones or typing, it can even have an impact on your free time. It can stop you from playing sports, reading, gaming, and even sleeping properly.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of negligence on someone else’s part or an accident that wasn’t your fault, we are here to help make it right. You can claim compensation for the impact on your life, along with the numbness and pain you’ve experienced, and anything you might have paid because of it.
The money you receive may help cover expenses you had to pay because of the injury, and compensate for impact on your and your family, helping you get things back to normal.
If you want impartial advice free of charge, contact us at 0808 164 9153. There’s no obligation to make a claim if you do, and we won’t pressure or rush you into it. All we’ll do is help you understand the legality of the situation and tell you whether we believe you can make a claim.
It isn’t always easy to figure out whether someone else is at fault for a carpal tunnel injury, particularly if you consider that it tends to be caused by repetitive movements, and symptoms can be intermittent. We can help, though.
Since jobs tend to call for certain patterns of repetitive movement, a lot of people get carpal tunnel injuries when working.
Employers have an important duty to make sure you have the correct training and equipment in order to be as safe as possible. They should follow safety and health regulations, and regularly carry out risk assessments to reduce chance of injury.
For instance, when you work in an office, they should make sure the work area is set up in away that makes it less likely for you to suffer a carpal tunnel injury, and give you training to help avoid repetitive strain injury.
Any job that involves repeated bending of the wrist or pressure can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. People who work in warehouses and factories get it very often. Construction workers who frequently lift heavy objects or use vibrating tools are at risk, too.
When an employer fails to follow health and safety regulations, they are effectively putting you at risk. This is clearly a violation, so if you are injured, you could make a claim and make sure you get help with recovery and aren’t left out of pocket.
It’s normal to be uncertain about whether you can start a carpal tunnel syndrome claim. If you want to find out, you can contact us for free at 0808 164 9153. You’ll talk to one of our legally trained experts, who will be able to give you their opinion on whether you have a claim.
If you’re not ready to speak to us at the moment, you can check out our online claim verifier, which will help you understand the legal situation you’re in simply by answering a few quick questions.
Either way, we promise that we won’t pressure you into making any claims – we only want to help answer questions and make sure you understand the process. Then, we’ll leave it to you to decide whether you want to go ahead, in your way, and in your time.
If you decide you want to go ahead with the claim, we’ll get in you in touch with a specialist solicitor. They will answer any other questions you might have, and help get in touch with the third party to negotiate a compensation.