Work Related Upper Limb Disorder Claims

A work related upper limb disorder is a condition affecting your shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists or hands brought on by exposure to a pattern of work which is usually repetitive and requires significant force to complete. They are often classed as repetitive strain injuries.

Examples of work related upper limb disorders include:    

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Conditions affecting nerves in the forearm

 
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most sever upper limb disorder and in our experience whilst carpal tunnel compensation claims can be drawn out, and they often have high compensation values. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in the wrist and sufferers experience numbness, tingling in the fingers, weakness and pain, and employers are obliged to protect their staff from this where possible. This is why it is important that carpal tunnel compensation is sought.

Risk of negligence 

Sometimes you may have had an upper limb disorder or a dull ache in your upper limbs for several years. You may have even requested light duties at work as a result. However upon undertaking repetitive work the condition becomes much worse and you suffer from sharp acute pain which makes your initial symptoms much worse for a longer period of time. This is called an aggravation and can give rise to a valid claim for personal injuries.

How to pursue a claim? 

Often with a work related upper limb disorder the condition is brought about by a change in system of work, especially if that involves repetitive lifting of heavy weights. It is always very important to enter any injuries relating to an upper limb disorder into an accident book, seek medical advice from your GP and legal advice from a specialist solicitor.

Begin your claim today by completing our claim form, or for more information about making a Work Related Upper Limb Disorder claim contact us directly on 0151 735 1000 and speak to one of our Liverpool solicitors

 

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