Trigger finger is a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that can result in the finger or thumb being locked into a bent or flexed position. The condition, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, can affect workers whose jobs include use of vibrating machinery and who may not have been supplied with the correct protection by their employers.
In many people, trigger finger will go away after a short period or will not cause significant inconvenience – however, in some cases the injury may be accompanied by significant scarring or knotting to the tendons in the finger or thumb, causing the tendon to become repeatedly stuck in the tendon sheath.
If you have developed trigger finger as a result of conditions in your workplace you may be eligible for compensation. Call us today on 0800 10 757 95 to find out more.
Although trigger finger often occurs as a result of genetic factors or underlying illness, in other cases it can be caused by work and is classed as an industrial disease. If you suffer from trigger finger as a result of work, you may be liable to make a trigger finger claim.
Workers who are likely to be affected by trigger finger can include:
If you suffer from trigger finger and think it is the result of your working practices, you may be able to make a trigger finger claim. It is your employer's responsibility to protect you from harm in the workplace and if they have failed to do this, then they are liable to pay compensation.
Our industrial disease solicitors are specialists in the field of RSI and trigger finger claims and can help you to secure compensation to pay for your injury, loss of earnings and any care you may require. Settlement amounts for trigger finger can range from £1,000 for a relatively minor case to upwards of £10,000 for the more severe.