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Nerve compression in the construction industry

Posted on July 3, 2015 11:24 am under Construction Accident

Nerve compression occurs when the nerve gets pinched due to pressure. A compressed nerve may send misfired pain signals to the brain, causing you to suffer from mild to severe pain. Although most cases of nerve compression go away in time, some cases lead to other nerve conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and tennis elbow.

Because construction workers are constantly subjected to repetitive and forceful movements, they are always at risk of nerve compression. During repetitive motions, nerves that are traveling through narrow spaces are likely to be compressed by tendons, ligaments, or bones located nearby. In some instances, however, nerve compression may also result from using defective hand-held power tools that give off too much vibration.

Nerve compression, along with other construction-related injuries, can sometimes result from defective power tools and machines. To learn more about filing a legal claim after being harmed by a flawed construction tool, speak with an Appleton-based attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.