Let us help you get back to you. If you’re suffering from numbness or tingling in your hands as a result of carpal tunnel syndrome, we can help you make a successful No Win, No Pay claim.
Carpal tunnel claims
A carpal tunnel injury (known also as carpal tunnel syndrome) is a debilitating injury that can affect almost every aspect of your daily life, especially in a technologically switched-on world.
Carpal tunnel can make typing on a typical keyboard near impossible.
Other common tasks such as interacting with smartphones or picking up eating utensils can also feel painful and difficult.
If you’ve been afflicted by carpal tunnel syndrome due to somebody else’s negligence or an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, our compensation lawyers can help you make a claim to compensate you for the pain and loss of dexterity.
Millner and Knight Personal Injury have decades worth of experience assisting people such as yourself to make personal injury claims. We’ve observed a remarked difference when compensation is disbursed to victims of carpal tunnel injury.
Compensation won’t restore your loss of hand function, however, it will ease the financial burden your injury may have caused to you or your family.
To find out if you can make a “no win, no fee” claim for your injury, call 1800 106 107 for an over-the-phone assessment.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
According to better health, VIC carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by constant pressure on the median nerve, a narrow passageway known as the “carpal tunnel.”
Flexor tendons run through the hand and smooth membrane covers those tendons, called the tenosynovium.
This facilitates hand movement.
This pressure is caused by swelling, symptomatic of repeated movements over time. CTS can cause numbness, pain or weakness in the hands and fingers, or a burning or tingling sensation. It can also cause pains in your arm, dry skin, swelling and changes in skin colour.
Symptoms may remedy themselves over time. If they persist, a doctor can prescribe medication to speed up recovery, such as diuretics. In some cases, it can take months for the symptoms dissipate, which has adverse effects on your life.
In some cases, surgery is required to minimise the pressure on the nerve.
Doctors achieve relative restoration by slicing through the carpal ligament. This ‘carpel tunnel release surgery’ is usually very successful.
Who is liable?
It’s difficult to assign fault when it’s been caused by repetitive hand movements. If you are unsure, please contact the experts at Millner and Knight Personal Injury.
Work-related accidents are one of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your employer should make sure you have the right training and equipment to make your job as safe as possible.
Employers should follow health and safety regulations, including risk assessments to reduce the chance of any injuries.
If you work an office your employer should make sure your workstation is set up properly to avoid carpal tunnel injury. You should also be educated on how to avoid a repetitive strain injury.
Jobs that involve repeated pressure and bending of the wrist cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Construction workers who use vibrating tools or lift heavy objects regularly are at risk, along with factory workers and cleaners.
If your employer hasn’t followed the health and safety regulations, then you have simply been put at risk.
If you’ve been injured, call Millner and Knight to see if you can make a claim.
Am I eligible?
People often wonder whether they can start a carpal tunnel syndrome claim, so get in touch on 1800 106 107. You’ll speak with one of our legally trained advisors who will let you know for sure whether you can make a no win-no lose compensation claim.
Part of our commitment is we never pressure anyone into making a claim with us.
All calls are confidential and obligation-free but if you decide you want to go ahead we will pass you to one of our specialist personal injury lawyers on the same call.
Your lawyer will answer any questions you have and run you through the claims process, once you understand everything.
They’ll then get in touch with the other party to negotiate your compensation claim.
Check out our FAQs page for more information about claiming compensation.
How much compensation can I get?
There is no one size fits all solution we can use when it comes to calculating your compensation.
The amount of compensation owed to plaintiffs depends on the severity of their injuries and the State in which they suffered them.
Some of the main things a solicitor will consider when negotiating your compensation will include.
- Any time off work and lost earnings
- Any future lost earnings
- Any changes in your ability to work
- Care or support, even if given to you for free by family or friends
- Any adaptations you might need to your home or motor vehicle
- Travel and accommodation expenses
At this stage it is impossible to give you an accurate estimation of what you could receive however, you can make your own assessment online, without having to speak to a lawyer using our compensation calculator.
What to do next
The best way to get the ball rolling with your claim is to get in touch on 1800 106 107 or enquire online to learn more.
Our “no win no fee” guarantee means there’s no financial risk to making a claim because all legal fees are waived if your case isn’t successful.
The experts run you through any financial transactions well in advance.
Why Millner and Knight?
Our industrial injury lawyers are committed to getting maximum CTS injury compensation. Every day we help people injures Aussies start their journey to compensation.
When you call us, you will not feel pressured into starting your claim with us. You will receive tailored advice regarding your situation and be able to speak with a compensation lawyer who specialises in cases like yours.
At the end of our phone call, it’s up to you whether you wish to start legal proceedings or not. If you do, we can provide you with first-class legal representation anywhere in Australia.
We handle all claims on a strictly no win, no fee basis so win or lose, you won’t be left out of pocket.