How much is my carpal tunnel claim worth?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful workplace injury that can be worth from £1,930 to £20,280 in compensation. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim for my carpal tunnel syndrome?
We offer No Win No Fee compensation claims to around 98% of people. So you won't have to pay any money up front. We only get a fee when we win compensation for you. Many people see this as the most convenient way to claim for carpal tunnel syndrome, as it guarantees you will never be out of pocket due to legal fees.
Will I have to have a medical for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome claim?
Yes. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets trapped due to repetitive movements or heavy lifting. So the only way to prove you have CTS is for you to see a specialist near you. They will have the expertise to work out exactly how bad your injury is, enabling us to claim compensation on your behalf, armed with the evidence we need.
Will I have to go to court for a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome claim?
In most cases, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome compensation claims are settled directly between lawyers and your employer's insurance company. So it's quite rare for these cases to go to court. In fact, you don't even have to come to a lawyer's office to make your claim if you don't want to; many of our customers find it easier to deal with us by phone and post.
Who's to blame for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The median nerve runs through something called the Carpal Tunnel. When this is squashed, it causes a lot of pain and sometimes a loss of feeling or strength in your hands. While you can develop CTS because of sports or hobbies, most people develop it in the workplace, due to repeated hand or wrist movements involving:
- Pressure on the palm, over the carpal tunnel
- Using vibrating tools
- Repeatedly bending the wrist
- Lifting heavy objects
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually avoidable though, where your employer follows guidelines to keep you safe. So if you have developed CTS in the workplace and your employer has not followed the rules about things like regular breaks, they could well be at fault for your injury.
What can I claim for?
When you have developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that was someone else's fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation for a number of things, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Hospital visits
- Medical expenses
We never underestimate how painful Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be, or how much it can affect your ability to earn a living. So speak to one of our friendly advisors about claiming the compensation you deserve today by calling 0800 175 7900.