Is this a workplace injury?
I remember way back when I got my job they mentioned triggerfinger as a common problem there. Is this a workplace injury?
This is a very interesting question. I would also love to hear the answer.
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Trigger finger is a quite common form of repetitive strain injury among workers, where a finger or thumb becomes locked in either a straight or bent position (the name comes from the action of pulling the trigger of a gun). Trigger finger can occur naturally or alternatively it can develop from overuse of your finger or thumb - such as when you are constantly operating a power tool in the workplace with your finger remaining in a bent position. Trigger finger can normally be resolved by desisting from the activity that caused the condition to develop originally. If the tendons have sustained permanent damage however, trigger finger may be the first sign of tendonitis, often a long-term or permanent debilitating condition. Limited range of mobility, loss of strength in the hand, and an inability to grip objects properly, are all symptoms of both trigger finger and tendonitis. If someone is considered "legally at fault" for your trigger finger condition you should be able to claim compensation - this is known as a "trigger finger claim".
Doctors diagnosed a trigger finger condition, and advised that it has been caused or made significantly worse by working conditions, it is often possible to claim personal injury compensation from an employer. Employers owe a legal duty of care to their workers, and must ensure that they do not risk developing disorders such as trigger finger due to factors in the working environment. You should consult an experienced injury Attorney. They will guide your rights and option.
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I really wanted to know about this injury because it is a common thing in working environment where a lot of repetitive work is done that put strain mainly on one body part. I think i could have it and therefore should know what are my legal rights.