Hand injuries - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful and often debilitating condition that causes suffers intense pain and discomfort, and often leaves them unable to carry out their day to day activities. CTS is a condition that occurs due to repetitive exposure to specific conditions and it is often associated with certain types of occupation.

 
What exactly is CTS?
 
CTS is a condition of the hand and wrist that is widely linked to exposure to vibrations or repetitive movements. It can cause the sufferer severe discomfort, pain, weakness and/or numbness of the affected area.

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So what are the main causes of CTS?
 
CTS can occur for a number of reasons. These include:
  • Heavy lifting
  • Regular heavy bending of the wrist
  • Repeated heavy pressure on the palm
  • Regularly gripping something with force
I am suffering from CTS as a result of my work responsibilities, what do I need to prove?
 
As an employee, your employer has a duty to protect you from activities that may result in CTS. When this duty is neglected, and an employee develops CTS, the employer is considered legally negligible and sufferers may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
 
In order to make a successful CTS claim, you must prove that your condition:
  • was caused as a direct result of your employer’s negligence.
  • is confirmed as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • is due to exposure to poor conditions at work, and has not developed due to exposure to vibration or repetitive strain outside of work.
If you have suffered CTS as a result of work, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against a current or previous employer. Contact Manners Pimblett today for more information.
 
Our experts offer a first-class level of professionalism and expertise, and will handle your case with sensitivity so that you can claim back the compensation that is rightfully yours.
 
We offer NO WIN NO FEE* agreements on personal injury matters, call one of our experts today for more information. 0845 0770772. 
 
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