MAKING A CLAIM FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME COMPENSATION
As soon as the more common carpal tunnel symptoms occur, such as numbness and lack of grip in the hand, it is vital that medical advice is requested. As the examination and any recommended treatment will be noted on your medical records, these can play an integral part in any carpal tunnel syndrome compensation claim. It is then imperative that the applicant put together a timeline of when the condition occurred, occupational procedures over the years, training provided, protective equipment offered, and overall consequences for health and safety. The expectation is that if one person has carpal tunnel syndrome, there will be others in the same workplace who have followed the same working habits over the years.
A collective claim for insurance can be made against an employer but in this case we are looking strictly at individual claims for carpal tunnel syndrome. Medical evidence, combined with work environment data, and possible comments from witnesses / colleagues can all contribute to make a strong argument.
When you have a good insurance claim they would usually give a No Win No Pay deal. It implies, in our situation, that no legal costs can be incurred before the lawsuit is accepted on a fixed basis and any insurance paid divided between the claimant and the company. Although the vast majority of carpal tunnel cases are settled on an out-of-court basis, there may be occasions when a full court hearing will be sought when responsibility is contested or where there is potentially more than one party liable.