If you have been experiencing symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and your employer or another third party is to blame then you could be entitled to receive compensation. Exactly how much you will receive will depend on certain criteria.
Consultation with your personal injury lawyer
At an initial consultation, your solicitor will discuss with you all the details of your injury to verify whether your claim is going to be viable and the size of settlement fee you could expect to receive. During the consultation, the following will be discussed:
- How long you have been suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- The impact the condition has had on your everyday life
- How your earnings have been affected and whether the condition is likely to prevent or minimise any future earnings
- Whether or not you have had to pay for any medical aides like wrists supports
- If you are out of pocket because of travelling to appointments e.g. physio appointments
All of the above will greatly influence the amount of compensation you receive. Typically, hand injuries fees range from £1,450 – £59,500. The figure you receive will reflect the severity of your injury and, in turn, the severity of the consequences. Psychological damage, age and whether or not a complete recovery is likely will also be brought into the equation. These figures are meant as a guide only. The personal injury lawyer handling your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome claim will look at all the details of your case and consider previous similar cases to estimate the amount you could receive.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Defined
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting the function of the hand(s) or wrist(s). It is brought about when pressure is applied to a nerve in the hand causing pain and discomfort. Some job roles can require repetitive movement in the hands and arms and in some instances cause carpal tunnel syndrome to occur.
Making A Claim For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Compensation
Your employer is legally bound to prevent any injuries sustained in the workplace. If you feel you have carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of your employer being neglectful of its duty then please contact Jefferies Solicitors today. We are experts in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) claims and may be able to give you an approximation of your settlement fee. Please fill in our online form or call us on 0800 342 3206.