What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a similar condition to the more commonly known carpal tunnel syndrome but is more likely to affect the elbow and arm. It can cause several uncomfortable symptoms including severe pain, muscle weakness and numbing sensations. Often the condition can be chronic and affect a sufferer for the rest of their life however there are several treatments available.
Typically, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome occurs when nerve compression occurs due to bone and connective tissue around the elbow area more commonly known as the "funny bone". The nerve that becomes compressed is the ulnar nerve and Cubital tunnel syndrome can also be known as Ulnar Neuropathy.
What causes Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome can occur in various ways but is nearly always related to overuse of physical activity involving the elbow or arm. Leaning on your elbow for long periods of time is a common cause especially on harder surfaces and sleeping in positions that can be awkward for your arm or elbow can also be a trigger for the condition.
If you suffer from cubital tunnel syndrome and work in a manual job that involves a lot of physical repetition it could be very likely that this is the cause of your condition. Tasks such as assembly line work, packing, engineering and shelf stacking will undoubtedly be repetitive from time to time and regular breaks should be provided by employers to ensure that overuse of certain limbs, including the arms, writs and elbows does not occur.
It is always advised to keep an eye on the types of movements your arm, elbow and wrist are doing if you feel that something at work is causing any type of repetitive strain injury. The same actions and movement, performed frequently and at a fast pace, are the most common cause of work related cubital tunnel syndrome.
Claiming for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
If you suffer from Cubital Tunnel syndrome and are considering making a claim it is always advisable to have an idea of what exactly you believe is causing the condition. It may also be helpful to have some sort of idea on the frequency you are carrying out a certain action within your job role. For example ‐ if you work on a production line, how many times do you move your arm with the same movement per minute/hour. This information will be key for our solicitors to establish if you employer has breached the duty of care they have as an employee.
A diagnosis from a GP or health professional is also something that would assist your claim however we can still provide a free initial consultation if you are waiting to be seen for your condition. We provide a free medical assessment if we accept you case so it may be possible that you will be asked to attend one of our medical experts in order for us to establish the correct medical evidence.
No Win No Fee Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Claims
All our cases are run on a No Win No Fee agreement which means you do not have to pay anything unless your case is successful. Any fees that are payable by you would be deducted from the compensation awarded meaning you can rest, safe in the knowledge that you will not be left out of pocket.
Roberts Jackson Solicitors are one of the only Industrial Disease and Repetitive Strain expert law firms in the UK. Our solicitors are highly trained in this area of law and can run your case to a successful conclusion with as little or as much involvement from you as you wish.
If you would like to make a claim for cubital tunnel syndrome do not hesitate to get in touch with us today by using one of the forms on our website to request a free call back at a convenient time for you or alternatively contacting us directly on 0800 001 4496.