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Our industrial disease solicitors have secured compensation for a shot blaster who was left with carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands due to insufficient health and safety measures at work.
Our client had worked for their employer as a shot blaster for several years. They worked full time and had to use shot blasting equipment for long periods of time during their shifts.
Our client told us that he got no training about the risks involved with using this equipment and that there was no occupational health oversight. They also said that his employers did nothing to reduce his exposure to the health risks of using the equipment.
They started to get pain, pins and needles, and weakness in their wrists and hands. They sought medical advice and got in touch with our industrial disease lawyers shortly afterwards.
We contacted an expert to verify our client’s claims. They agreed that our client had developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and that it was made worse by their shot blasting work. They also said that the condition would have been less severe if our client had been less exposed to the equipment.
Our client’s employer offered to settle the case. We successfully negotiated to get our client an increased settlement that better reflected their situation.
If you’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome at work, you may be able to make a carpal tunnel compensation claim. Contact us online today to find out more about how we can help.
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