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Carpal Syndrome Tunnel: Can I claim compensation for repetitie strain injury which I developed at work?

Carpal syndrome tunnel: I have been having problems for quite a while now, I have had two carpal tunnel decompressions and I am to undergo a radial nerve decompression. 

I informed my employer of the problems I was suffering, the Health and Safety Executive and Environmental Health Department, but despite this I do not believe reasonable adjustments to my work station and workload have taken place. 

I live in Scotland and wondered whether I would have any case to take forward.  I am now really in the position that I am maybe going to have to consider changing my career as a result of continued pain and discomfort.

A: Whether you can make a claim for carpal syndrome tunnel that you have developed in the workplace depends on a number of factors, including:

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1. Carpal syndrome tunnel is a type of UK repetitive strain injury suffered in the workplace

Carpal syndrome tunnel is better known as carpal tunnel syndrome and is a common type of RSI which workers who perform repetitive tasks with their hands can suffer.

Click repetitive strain injury to discover what RSI carpal syndrome tunnel injuries are.

2. Your employer's system of work must have caused your work injury

For you to have a claim against your employer it is not enough to prove your have carpal syndrome tunnel - you must show that your employer was at fault for you developing your condition.

Click repetitive strain injury to see how to show your employer is at fault for your RSI claim

3. Time period to make a workplace carpal syndrome tunnel claim for compensation

In the UK there are three years from the date of an injury or date of knowledge of an injury to make an accident at work claim, but there are some exceptions to this rule.

Click industrial injury to learn how to start an occupational disease claim in the UK.

4. Work related accident solicitors in Scotland

As you suffered your carpal syndrome tunnel injury in Scotland it is likely that you will need a Scottish solicitor to help you with your claim.

I am in contact with specialist work related accident solicitors throughout Scotland and I will be happy to have a specialist contact you free of charge.  To do this I will need some more information about your injury claim - simply complete the short confidential online form using the link below.

Click carpal syndrome tunnel to be contacted by a specialist RSI Scottish lawyer free of charge to discuss your carpal syndrome tunnel claim