Claim for carpal tunnel syndrome

Claim for carpal tunnel syndrome

For getting your life back on track

Developing can affect your ability to work, perform daily tasks, and enjoy hobbies. Beyond the physical symptoms, the condition can also lead to emotional distress and concerns about your future wellbeing, opportunities and financial burdens. If you’ve developed because of the negligence or direct actions of someone else, you may be able to claim compensation to cover your suffering and financial losses.

Switalskis recognises the challenges you're facing. Specialising in claims, we're here to guide you through the process of seeking compensation. Our dedicated team of solicitors, experienced in such claims, is committed to providing you with compassionate, clear and concise advice, making sure you're kept in the loop at every stage.

Whether your condition arose from repetitive work tasks, an injury or any other contributing factors, we can help. We're dedicated to making the legal process more accessible for our clients, making sure every aspect is clear and understandable. With Switalskis by your side, you're not just gaining legal representation - you're working with a team that appreciates the importance of achieving the best possible outcome for you.

To discuss your unique situation and learn more, call us today on 0800 138 0458 , or reach out to us via our website .

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

How Switalskis can help you

We understand the effects can have on your life and can help you to claim compensation. When you call us, we’ll have an initial conversation to help us understand your situation and whether you can make a claim. We’ll help you to understand what the claims process involves, and what you’ll need to do if you wish to go ahead with it. 

We'll guide you through the entire process, explain every step in easy-to-understand language and handle the bulk of the legal responsibility so you can focus on your recovery.

Our solicitors are committed to understanding how your injury has impacted your life. With our comprehensive and empathetic approach, we'll help you understand your rights to guide you towards your recovery.

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

(CTS) is a medical condition that affects the forearm, hand and fingers, often the result of a combination of factors that increase pressure on the and tendons in the carpal tunnel, very often with the following symptoms: 

  • Numbness, tingling, and pain in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring finger.
  • Weakness in the hand, making it difficult to grip objects or perform certain tasks.
  • Pain or a burning sensation that may travel up the arm.

Repetitive hand movements and wrist injuries can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Many repetitive strain injuries that affect workers can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be a debilitating condition, especially if you rely on your hands and wrists when working. The symptoms range from mild discomfort to severe pain and numbness, and can impact your work and other activities, making many aspects of your life more difficult than they otherwise would have been.

Beyond the physical symptoms, the emotional strain of living with is significant. The constant pain and discomfort can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety or even depression, affecting both personal and professional aspects of life.

 If you suspect you have carpal tunnel syndrome, it's essential to seek medical advice, as early diagnosis and treatment can help alleviate symptoms and prevent long-term complications.

How can negligence cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

is often experienced by employees due to the negligence on the part of their employers. If you work in an office environment or a manual labour role and are struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome, there is a high chance it may be due to your employer’s failure to meet your requirements.

Here are some examples of how negligence can contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Inadequate training: Your employer has a responsibility to train you on the proper techniques for your specific tasks. If you are not trained to maintain a neutral wrist position or to use tools correctly, you may be at a higher risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Poor workspace ergonomics: Workstations that aren't set up ergonomically can lead to repetitive strain injuries. This includes chairs that are too high or low, keyboards that force the wrist into an awkward position or tools that require excessive force or awkward hand positions.
  • Insufficient breaks: Repetitive tasks without adequate breaks can increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Your employer should allow and encourage you to take regular breaks to rest and perform stretching exercises.
  • Ignoring employee complaints: If you report symptoms or concerns related to repetitive tasks and these concerns are ignored, it can be seen as negligence.
  • Lack of protective equipment: Failing to provide necessary equipment when it's known to prevent injury can be a form of negligence.

Making a carpal tunnel syndrome claim

With the help of our professional solicitors, you don’t have to worry about the complexities of making a compensation claim.

The process of making a claim typically follows this structure:

Step 1: Initial consultation

The first step to making a compensation claim is to reach out to our personal injury team. When you call us, we’ll discuss your situation and help you to understand what you can expect from your claim.

Step 2: Establishing your claim

Following this, we will begin to gather evidence to support your claim, which may include medical records, incident logs, witness reports and communications with any people involved in the incident. To make a claim for any financial losses, you will need to provide financial records such as wage slips.

Step 3: Notifying the defendant

Once we have a good understanding of your case, we will contact the responsible party and their insurer. We’ll inform them that you’re making a claim against them, and that they will need to respond.

Step 4: Negotiation

The defendant may accept your claim, and we’ll move towards negotiating the payment of your compensation. However, there is a chance that they may dispute your claim, in which case we may have to bring the case to court.

Step 5: Court proceedings (where necessary):

In most cases, personal injury claims are resolved without ever needing to go to trial. However, if this becomes necessary, we’ll present your evidence in court and fight to claim your compensation.

Step 6: Settlement and compensation

If we are successful in claiming compensation for your carpal tunnel syndrome, we’ll make sure the other party pays what they owe to you.

All throughout the process, we’ll keep you informed on the progress of your claim and advise you when your input is needed - but otherwise, you will be able to rest and recover.

What are the time limits for making a carpal tunnel syndrome claim?

Typically, like other personal injury claims you usually need to make a claim within three years of becoming aware of the condition and that the injury might be the result of workplace injury.

Get in touch with us as soon as you can and we’ll maximise the chances of making a successful carpal tunnel injury claim.

What will carpal tunnel compensation cover? How much compensation can I claim?

Personal injury compensation is divided into two categories:

  • General damages: Cover the physical and mental suffering that your carpal tunnel injury has caused you.
  • Special damages: Include any financial losses caused by your carpal tunnel, such as medical costs, lost earnings from being unable to work and other support costs.

The value of your compensation amount will depend on the severity of your condition and the losses that it’s caused you. Reach out to our solicitors today and we’ll discuss your circumstances.

How are carpal tunnel syndrome claims funded?

We approach most of our personal injury claims on a no win, no free basis. This means that when you make a claim with us, we’ll only expect you to pay our legal fees if we’re successful in securing you compensation. If you win your claim, your solicitor will typically make a deduction from the compensation awarded. This will be discussed with you at the outset of any claim.

What to remember when making a carpal tunnel syndrome claim

Your own health and safety should always be your top priority. However, if you’ve had an injury, there are a number of steps you can take to improve your chances of getting the support you need, including carpal tunnel injury compensation:

  • Seek medical attention: Medical records can be some of the most influential evidence you can provide in a compensation claim, as a medical professional’s opinion is difficult to dispute.
  • Report the accident: If your injury happened at work or in a public place, make sure to report the incident to the people in charge.
  • Take photographs: Clear photographs that display the causes of the incident or condition are hard to dispute. While this might not be the first thing you think to do in these situations, taking this step can help to establish your claim.

Seeking legal support goes further than claiming financial compensation - it’s about putting the support structures in place to make sure you have the best chances of making a good recovery.

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

Our carpal tunnel syndrome claims specialists

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Gillian WardSenior Associate Legal Executive
Alex EdwardsSolicitor
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Diane ParkerDirector and Solicitor
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Louise MoorePortal Co-ordinator
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Why Switalskis?

Our solicitors are experts in their fields. We can guide you through the entire process of making your claim, and will be by your side to provide legal advice.

Clarity in complexity

Compensation claims can seem complicated, but understanding them doesn't need to be difficult. We’re committed to unravelling complex legal jargon into clear, simple language. We answer your queries, simplify what's complicated, and make sure you understand each stage of the process fully.

Empathy at every step

Our team is invested in understanding your unique circumstances. We listen to your worries, respect your feelings, and offer mindful advice for your specific situation. To us, you're not just a client; you're a person going through a tough time. We’re here to fully support you.

Expertise you can trust

When dealing with something as involved and important as a compensation claim for carpal tunnel syndrome, you need assurance that you're in trustworthy hands. Switalskis has decades of experience and a proven track record in handling personal injury claims of all severities.

We're dedicated to advocating for your rights and working towards the most favourable outcome for you. Many of our solicitors are recognised specialists in their field, accredited by the Law Society .

Championing your rights

Our team is motivated to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf. We'll guide you at each step of the claims process, making sure you're well-informed and feel confident to make the right decisions. Trust us to turn a challenging situation into a journey towards your road to recovery.

What are the types of personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:

Find out how Switalskis can help you

To learn more about how we can help you, or to get your claim started today, call us on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through our website.

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