Category Archives: Carpal Tunnel

Miners’ outrage as DWP refuses to recognise Dupuytren’s as industrial disease

[breadcrumb] Miners’ outrage as DWP refuses to recognise Dupuytren’s as industrial disease A condition suffered by many ex-miners has been rejected by the Department of Work & Pensions as a prescribed industrial disease. Dupuytren’s Contracture or Disease is a condition which has been known as ‘claw hand’ as it affects the connective tissues in the […]

Have I got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

[breadcrumb] Have I got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Most of us have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome but what exactly is it? Also known as CTS, it is a painful condition due to compression of the median nerve connecting the wrist to the hand and fingers.  The carpal tunnel protects this nerve and is found on […]

9 Million days lost to workplace musculoskeletal pain last year

[breadcrumb] 9 Million days lost to workplace musculoskeletal pain last year The UK lost 8.8 million working days to work-related musculoskeletal disorders or WRMSD’s in 2016 according to latest statistics release by the Health & Safety Executive. Although this figure doesn’t differ greatly from previous years, the impact on businesses is nevertheless shocking.  Musculoskeletal disorders […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

[breadcrumb] The Do’s and Don’ts of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a debilitating condition that can be heavily linked with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). It can cause a sufferer hours of continuous pain and has also been known to affect the sufferer’s sleep patterns due to the pain. Roberts Jackson Solicitors deal […]

Health and Safety Executive release annual report 2014/15

[breadcrumb] Health and Safety Executive release annual report 2014/15 Last week the UK’s governing health and safety body, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), released their annual report including key stats and figures. Every year the HSE collate reports and figures and releases them in a couple of handy documents which aim to show the […]

Ultrasound used for its accuracy in diagnosing Carpal Tunnel

Ultrasound used for its accuracy in diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects thousands of people every year in both work and age related circumstances. Carpal Tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness and loss of feeling in the wrists and hands which is due to the median nerve being compressed in the […]

Hand Condition “Dupuytren’s Contracture” now classified as an Industrial Disease

Hand Condition “Dupuytren’s Contracture” now classified as an Industrial Disease Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that affects the sufferer by causing a thickening of tissue located in the palm of the hand. In severe cases, it can cause the fingers to bend inwards towards the palm of the hand causing difficulty in straightening the fingers. […]

The Ugly Reality About The Beauty Industry

The Ugly Reality About The Beauty Industry The beauty industry connotes ideas of glamour and sophistication. However for beauty therapists and people working in the industry this is often far from the truth. Beauty Therapists who undertake Deep Tissue Massage therapy do repetitive, constant and forceful work on a daily basis. This can lead to […]

Roberts Jackson Discusses – What Defines Work Related Repetitive Strain Injuries?

Roberts Jackson Discusses – What Defines Work Related Repetitive Strain Injuries? Repetitive Strain Injury is a term used to refer to a set of disorders called Work Related Upper Limb Disorders or WRULDS. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) it affects up to 500,000 workers each year – with 81,000 new cases in […]