carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Can I claim compensation for repetitive strain injury to my wrist which I developed at work?

Carpal tunnel syndrome compensation claim question

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.

Can I make a compensation claim from my employer for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Solicitors Response

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

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

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

See our RSI compensation payouts article to see how much compensation your wrist injury claim may be calculated at.

carpal tunnel work injury claim

Carpal tunnel work injury claim

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 tunnel syndrome  – you must show that your employer was at fault for you developing your condition.

See our repetitive strain injury article to discover the most common types of RSI and how to show your employer is liable to pay you compensation.

3. Time period to make a workplace carpal 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 specialist solicitor to help you with your claim.

We regularly deal with specialist work related accident / industrial injury solicitors throughout Scotland, so we will be happy to have a specialist contact you free of charge.

Free online specialist solicitor help with your claim

See our specialist solicitor free online / telephone assistance options if you would like some legal help before making a decision whether to claim for your carpal tunnel syndrome injury.

Our free help includes asking an online question, having your claim assessed, arranging a callback from a specialist solicitor (including Scottish solicitors).