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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a form of  Work-Related Upper Limb Disorder and can also be classed as a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

The condition is caused by the median nerve in the wrist being constricted and the thickening of tissue around it. Sometimes it is necessary to perform a decompression operation to relieve the symptoms.

If you have suffered this kind of injury then you may be wondering how much compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome. If so, use the below details as a guideline for how much you can expect in a personal injury case.

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What Can Cause CTS?

If you have developed CTS within your workplace, then you will most likely be able to claim compensation. This is due to the fact that if an employee does start to suffer from CTS, then the employer has clearly failed with their duty of care. Causes of CTS can include:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Forceful bending of the wrist
  • Repeated use of vibrating tools
  • Forceful pinch grips
  • Direct pressure on the base of the palm

Compensation Levels For Carpal Tunnel Injury Claims

The level of compensation you will be granted depends on a few things including whether or not your condition is bilateral (affecting both sides of the body); your age; if surgery has been necessary; the level of pain experienced and if there are recurring symptoms.



  • Bi-lateral carpal tunnel injuries which have caused disability and loss of employment

    £15,650 – £16,500

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome with continuous but changeable symptoms

    £10,600 – £11,700

  • Symptoms which have corrected themselves within 3 years

    £6,175 – £7,700

  • Carpal tunnel symptoms lasting a matter of weeks or a few months

    £1,575 – £2,500

How Long Do I Have To Make A Carpal Tunnel Claim?

Usually you need to make a carpal tunnel compensation claim within three years of becoming aware that your injury might be linked to your work. If your injury occurred while working outside the UK, then the time limit can be shorter.

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How To Make A Claim For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you believe you have suffered some or all of the symptoms of this condition as a result of your workplace environment then we recommend you speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer to find out more specifically, how much compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Your employer has to comply with health and safety regulations by law. This includes the provision of correct workplace stations and risk assessments for individuals, amongst other regulations.

If your employer has not demonstrated this duty of care to you as an employee then you could make a workplace accident claim. Please call the First Personal Injury carpal tunnel injury claims team today to find out more about how to begin the claims process. Call us on 0800 808 9740.