You may have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a condition which affects the nerve in your wrist which is upsetting in itself, but if you do a job where you are using a power tool which vibrates or you are bending and flexing your wrist in a repetitive way, you may find that your condition has been caused by your job.
If this is the case, you are certainly going to be worried about the future of your job but also about your condition and how this is going to impact on your life.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And It’s Symptoms?
This is a condition which affects the median nerve, which passes through the carpal tunnel. The median nerve is very important because it controls your thumb and finger ‘pincer’ movement and the feeling in your thumb and first two fingers too.
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are pain, numbness and tingling and are usually worse first thing in the morning or at night. These symptoms can be present in the thumb, or first two fingers and it can affect one or both hands.
There are other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome such as:
- Aching in the hand, arm or wrist
- Pain when moving your thumb away from your palm
- Pins and needles
- Having less sensation in your thumb and fingers
- Wasting of your thumb muscles
What Can My Employer Do To Help Me?
If you’ve been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of the job you are doing, your employer should be doing all they can to ensure that you are protected from further injury. They should be providing you with less exposure to the activity which is causing the problem or try to put you into another role. We can help you to understand if they have done all they can to ensure that you are protected and if not, we can help you decide if you would like to make a claim.
How Can We Help You?
We know that you must be worried about the long term implications of your condition but we can help you to understand if you are able to make a claim for compensation as a result of your carpal tunnel syndrome.
Our team of Northern Ireland solicitors will talk to you in detail about your situation and how things developed and then we can advise you fully on whether you are able to make a claim. We will explain the process so you understand what happens at each stage.
We can deal with any questions you have around carpal tunnel syndrome in Northern Ireland and we won’t ever use legal jargon when we speak to you, it is important to us that you understand what is happening with your claim and that you are kept up to date.
All the options that are available to you to fund your claim will be fully explored before we offer you advice on which one suits you best.
We are able to offer you a free, no obligation meeting to discuss your claim with you, but also so that you can feel comfortable with us representing you.
Contact Us Today
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