Accidents at Work
If you had an accident at work that caused your injury was not your fault, or was at least partly someone else’s responsibility, you could be eligible to make a claim. For example, you may have developed CTS from:
- Slips/trips at work where you fell on an outstretched hand;
- Falls from heigh at work e.g. ladders, a roof or scaffolding;
- Crush injuries to the hand e.g. from machinery or a door;
- Faulty work equipment e.g. a paint spray gun or high pressure hose failing.
Your employer has a legal duty of care to ensure you have the correct equipment, clothing and training to help prevent accidents at work. You have a responsibility to follow Health and Safety guidelines when it comes to operating machinery or carrying heavy equipment, but if you believe your employer failed in their duty of care, get in touch with us for advice today.
Our Personal Injury lawyers have helped thousands of people who have sustained hand, wrist, finger, arm and elbow injuries in an accident at work, which then developed into Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. We could also help if you developed CTS from an injury you suffered in the military.
Road Traffic Accidents
You may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a result of an injury you suffered in a road accident – for example, your arm may have been crushed in a collision. We have a track record in securing millions of pounds for people involved in road accidents involving:
Driving involves a lot of repetitive action, such as steering and changing gears, so compensation could cover the cost of a new car/vehicle or any aids and adaptations that are recommended to you as a result of your CTS. This could help you whether you drive regularly, or you drive regularly as part of your job e.g. a taxi or delivery driver.
Accidents in a Public Place
If you suffered an injury in a public place, such as a pavement, shop, restaurant or other business, the organisation in charge should have taken steps to make sure the environment was as safe as possible. If you developed CTS as a result of your injury, see if we could help you make a claim for compensation against whoever was responsible. For example, you may have broken, fractured or dislocated your wrist or hand and then developed CTS after:
- Slipping on an icy pavement that the council should have gritted;
- Falling on a wet floor, or tripping on a raised carpet, inside a business;
- Unsafe shelving or equipment fell on you in a shop;
- Falling off a horse in a horse riding accident.
Although it’s rarer for children to develop CTS, you can even make a claim on behalf of your child if they were injured and developed CTS because of faulty equipment or unsafe surfaces in a park or activity centre.