Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome compensation may be available if you believe that your symptoms are linked to your past or present working conditions. If you believe that more could have been done to prevent your symptoms, contact us today for your FREE no-obligation consultation.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome claim time limit

We advise speaking to us as soon as you believe that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. Any cause for delay in beginning your carpal tunnel syndrome compensation claim may be taken into account regarding your personal injury claim time limit. Even if you have since retired or changed career, we may be able to help. For further information, please see What is the personal injury claim time limit? or contact us today for instant answers and peace of mind.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms

The carpal tunnel is located in the base of the hand. The median nerve is not central to the hand, but off centre towards the thumb – this means that your carpel tunnel symptoms will be felt more prominently in the thumb, index finger, and middle finger.

Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms

  • Pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand
  • Intermittent numbness in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and on the inside of the ring finger
  • Pain is absent in the little finger (carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve – the median nerve does not serve the little finger).
  • Weakness in the affected hand (you may find that you become ‘clumsy’ i.e. dropping objects that are not difficult to hold)
  • Pain when closing the hand so as to touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the fingers
  • Numbness at night (this symptom is linked to the ‘flexed’ position of the wrist when sleeping, which can aggravate the injury)

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes

Any repetitive manual task could potentially compress the median nerve in the hand. Over time, this regular compression of the nerve could lead to symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Depending on the nature of your day-to-day activities in the workplace, you could be at heightened risk of developing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Common examples of repetitive activities that could compress the median nerve in the hand include:

  • Typing
  • Assembly line work
  • Uninterrupted use of tools (especially vibrating power tools)

Carpal tunnel syndrome – occupations at risk

  • Chef
  • Dentist
  • Cyclists
  • Musician
  • Secretary
  • Taxi driver
  • Grocery clerk
  • Construction worker
  • Assembly line worker
  • Medical professional
  • Sportsmen/sportswomen
  • Electrician/plumber/gas fitter

Carpal tunnel compensation – expert advice

If you believe that your carpel tunnel symptoms are linked to your past or present working conditions, speak to our dedicated team of industrial disease solicitors today.

Depending on the circumstances of your carpal tunnel syndrome claim, we may be able to help you to access expert medical care and tailored rehabilitation support. For further information on the types of rehabilitation that may be available, please see my rehabilitation

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