Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Compensation Claims
The term carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) refers to compression of the median nerve where it passes through the carpal tunnel at the wrist. This can lead to symptoms of pain, numbness and pins and needles.
It is believed that in some circumstances excessive exposure to vibrating tools may give rise to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is also believed that carpal tunnel syndrome may arise as a result of prolonged activities which require strenuous gripping or repetitive wrist flexion (bending). Accordingly it is often referred to as a repetitive strain injury or work related upper limb disorder (WRULD).
Poorly designed workstations and excessive use of a computer mouse have on occasions been associated with the development of carpal tunnel syndrome as this can lead to direct compression on the median nerve.
As a consequence in limited circumstances it may be possible to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation should you develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Unfortunately there are many other potential causes and it is often difficult to prove a link between work activities and the development of this condition. Expert medical evidence will be required for this purpose. It may also be necessary to involve an economist or expert engineer.
All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
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